OCCGS 10th Annual BASH and Book Faire


Doors open at 8:00 am Pacific Time for Registration; Conference begins at 9:00 am Pacific Time.

Time (PST) Event
8:00 AM
  • Doors Open for registration check-in.
  • Visit the Book Faire at no charge. The Book Faire will be located in Room C from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Room C is directly across from the Library Theater.
  • Visit the library cafe for breakfast items, snacks, coffee, tea and various non-alcoholic drinks.
  • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Session 1 - Discovering Your Immigrant's Origins
    Pin down your elusive immigrant ancestor's place of origin using some well-known – and lesser-known – record sets, ideas, and techniques. Continue the search to find your ancestor's foreign origins in some lesser-used record sets – and help contextualize their life in the United States.
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2 - Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U.S. Citizenship

    Many records were created when immigrant ancestors became American citizens. Learn what they are and how to find them.

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Session 3 - Alien Registration in America

    Learn about various alien registrations instituted in the USA as early as 1798, the records they created, and where to find immigrant ancestors within.

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break
    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Session 4 - Immigration Records Roadshow

    Are you confused about when your grandma became a citizen? Have you been looking for a ship manifest for years, to no avail? Submit your immigration records challenge, and if selected, Rich will feature your challenge in an Immigration Records Roadshow session! Please note: You must be registered to attend the BASH prior to filling out the Immigration Records Roadshow application.

    Please fill out the Immigration Records Roadshow google application prior to February 27, 2023. EXTENDED to Midnight Sunday, March 12, 2023!

    All registered attendees will have access to the recordings of these sessions for 30 days after the live event.

    Please note that this is a LIVE event, and the schedule may shift slightly to serve the needs of the live audience.

    EXTENDED to Midnight, Sunday March 12th!

    Having trouble finding your ancestor's immigration information? Register for the BASH, then submit your immigration records challenge by completing the Immigration Records Roadshow google application by Midnight Sunday, March 12, 2023. If selected, Rich will feature your challenge in Session 4: Immigration Records 20th Century Roadshow!

    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

    Find more email addresses at our Board Members page.