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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...

Orange County California
Genealogical Society

May 1st Webinar
Dr. Janette Silverman

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10:00 am - Welcome & Announcements: Kristi Sexton, OCCGS President

10:10 am - They Changed My Name: Immigration Myths and Mythologies
Does your family story include information about a name change at Ellis Island? Let's talk about this endless myth and what the reality of traveling in steerage and arriving in the new country was like.

11:20 am - The Minnie Story: A Tale of Two Sisters

In this case study, we'll discover how ultimately family photos helped solve a 100 year old mystery, and of course, opened the door to more questions still to be resolved.

Learn more about Dr. Janette Silverman

OCCGS Calendar

05/01/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Dr. Janette Silverman

05/2021: Bgn Genealogy with Hal Horrocks

06/05/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Michael Lacopo, DVM

07/03/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Ari Wilkins

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Recent Updates

04/16/21 - Calendar

04/05/21 - June Speaker - Michael Lacopo, DVM

03/31/21 - DNA Day 2021

03/17/21 - Military Veteran's Project: Spanish American War Index

03/15/21 - Member Roster

03/12/21 - Speaker Handouts: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

03/12/21 - May Speaker - Dr. Janette Silverman

03/12/21 - July Speaker - Ari Wilkins

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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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