Welcome to OCCGS!

The Orange County California Genealogical Society (established in 1963) is a non-profit, educational organization in Huntington Beach with 400 members. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information in regards to genealogy and related historical, biographical and heraldic data. It strives to instill and promote interest and instruction in genealogical research. OCCGS provides full maintenance and development of the Genealogy Collection housed at the Huntington Beach Central Library (lower level), which now contains over 20,000 volumes. You can access the H.B. library system by clicking on Huntington Beach Public Library or go directly to the Genealogy Collection.


The OCCGS August General Meeting date will be August 10, 2019

The Genealogical Society of North Orange County California 2019 Family History Seminar featuring Dr. Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA is being held on August 3rd, our normal meeting date. Many OCCGS members will be attending this event, so Kristi was able to move our meeting date to August 10th so OCCGS members can attend the GSNOCC event without missing our OCCGS meeting. Please update your calendars:

  • August 3, 2019: GSNOCC 2019 Seminar
  • August 10, 2019: OCCGS General Meeting

  • Beginning Genealogy - August 5, 2019

    Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class is held the first Monday of each month except January and December. When a holiday falls on the first Monday, the class date will change to the second Monday of that month.

    HB Central Library ~ 7:00 PM ~ Balboa Room

    Learn how to:

  • Properly research your family's history
  • Trace your ancestors using census records
  • Organize your research using genealogy software
  • Research the internet to find your ancestors
  • And much more....
  • OCCGS Calendar

    08/03/19: GSNOCC 2019 Family History Seminar 08/05/19: Bgn Genealogy
    08/10/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Kristi Sexton
    09/07/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Barbara Renick
    09/09/19: Bgn Genealogy

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    07/09/19 - Calendar

    07/09/19 - Board Member Update

    06/29/19 - The Rescue the Research project is now online!

    06/19/19 - The July Newsletter has been posted.

    06/07/19 - Date Change: August OCCGS General Meeting is August 10, 2019

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    Contact OCCGS:

    Orange County California Genealogical Society
    c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
    7111 Talbert Avenue
    Huntington Beach, California 92648

    (714) 536-5549