OCCGS Genealogy Center

The genealogy collection utilizes a modified Dewey decimal system to arrange its genealogical resource materials. Materials are arranged into approximately thirty topic groupings that are of particular interest to genealogists. For example, these topics include census records, directories, military records, family histories, research aids, and a map collection. These grouped materials and their locations within the library collection are indicated in the floor plan of the Genealogy Center.

When searching for records, genealogists are often interested in a specific geographical location in which their ancestors once lived. Hence, many of the collection's resources are arranged by geographical location, first by country, then by state or province, county, and city, town, or village. A U.S. map diagram posted in the collection indicates the call number for each U.S. state for easy location of the records for any given state.

OCCGS Genealogy Center Floor Plan

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Genealogy Collection

The OCCGS Genealogy Collection is open to the public during normal library hours. OCCGS volunteers are available to provide information about the collection by appointment only. Contact librarian@occgs.com to schedule an appointment.

Contact OCCGS:

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

General Information: info@occgs.com

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