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Orange County California
Genealogical Society

June 5th Webinar
Michael Lacopo, DVM

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

10:10 am - "I Am Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little." Researching the Invisible Ancestors
If your ancestors had little money, they did not buy and sell land, they did not leave wills or probates, they did not purchase stones for graves. How do you find them? This lecture will show you how!

11:20 am - The Genealogical Proof Standard In Motion: A Case Study

"Genealogical Proof Standard" is the genealogist's buzz phrase of this decade, but what does it mean? How does one critically assess the information they have, and how does one document lead to another? How can we bolster our hunches and hypotheses with DNA analysis? Follow me as we seek to determine the parentage of Eliza Ann Sample through a slew of records, and see if you can determine what "next step" will be the one over the brick wall!

Learn more about Michael Lacopo, DVM

Orange County California
Genealogical Society

July 3rd Webinar
Ari Wilkins

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

10:10 am - Mysterious Relatives
Many researchers encounter mysterious persons living in the household of a relative; or a letter signed by an unknown 'cousin.' As a researcher, it is important to investigate and understand the relationship between these strangers and your person of interest. This lecture will discuss cluster research methodology.

11:20 am - Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck Out of the Library

Time and money are a researcher's most precious commodities. Don't waste valuable library time on ordinary collections and databases when you are sitting on a gold mine of unique resources! Learn to maximize your experience at your local and destination libraries.

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OCCGS Calendar

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

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

08/07/2021: General Meeting/ Speaker: Larry W. Thomas

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Recent Updates

05/05/21 - Calendar

05/05/21 - Member Roster

05/05/21 - August Speaker - Larry W. Thomas

04/25/21 - Library Volunteers

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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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