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.



Our BASH and Book Faire
was a huge success this year!
Thank you to

Crista Cowan

for her outstanding presentations!


Beginning Genealogy - April 1, 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

    04/01/19: Beginning Genealogy
    04/06/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Hal Horrocks
    05/04/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: J. Wilcox Hibben
    05/06/19: Beginning Genealogy
    06/01/19: NO JUNE MEETING - Enjoy the break! 06/03/19: Beginning Genealogy

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    03/16/19 - Calendar

    02/24/19 - The Member's Roster for March 2019

    02/17/19 - The March Newsletter

    02/17/19 - Voting Season at OCCGS

    02/11/19 - Library Volunteers

    02/04/19 - April Speaker: Hal Horrocks



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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

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