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The Orange County California Genealogical Society (established in 1963) is a non-profit, educational organization in Huntington Beach with 400 members. Read more...

Laurice Johnson

October 5, 2019

10:00 AM - Family Search: Making the Most out of Your Search Through MILLIONS of Pages of Records

This is the other behemoth of genealogy websites. We'll talk about the WIKI, the catalog, the 'Search' page and "THE tree" and how to navigate your way through them.

11:15 AM - Passing on the Genealogy Before You Do

You've researched for decades. The family is tired of hearing about it. Some practical tips and suggestions of how to pique their interest so that when you're gone the entire office DOESN'T get sent to the landfill (YIKES!!) as well as some suggestions on what to do with it all if NOBODY in your family really wants it.


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Beginning Genealogy - October 7, 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

    10/05/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Laurice Johnson
    10/07/19: Bgn Genealogy
    10/13/19: DNA Foundations Class
    11/02/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Linda Serna
    11/04/19: Bgn Genealogy

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    Saturday March 7, 2020
    BASH with Paul Woodbury

    Saturday October 3, 2020
    DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

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    09/11/19 - Speaker Bio: Laurice Johnson

    09/11/19 - Speaker Handouts: for the September and October meetings.

    09/11/19 - Calendar

    09/04/19 - The September Newsletter has been posted!

    08/31/19 - Saddleback Ancestors Price Reduction

    08/26/19 - August Member Roster

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

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