Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS January 8th Webinar
Rich Venezia
Rich Roots Genealogy

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

10:10 am - Unsung Immigration Records of NARA: Contextualizing Recent Immigrant Ancestors
The National Archives (NARA) holds various records that can provide a treasure trove of information on twentieth-century immigrant ancestors that made America their home. Learn about INS Case and Correspondence Files, Bureau of Naturalization Correspondence Files, and Alien Personal History and Statement forms.

11:15 am - Ship Manifest Indexes: A New Look at an Old Resource
Searching and searching and still no ship manifest? Learn about the various indexes available to help locate an ancestor's elusive arrival record.

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Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS February 5th Webinar
Ari Wilkins

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

10:10 am - Beginning African American Genealogy
Learn about the basic steps in starting African American research, genealogical resources and strategies. This lecture will also cover some of the challenges and myths in African American genealogy.

11:15 am - Researching African Americans in Census Records
Learn how to trace African Americans through a variety of census records including the federal, state and special censuses. This lecture will also discuss how African Americans were counted during the Antebellum Era - either as enslaved people or free people of color. This presentation will give detailed explanations of the questions asked on census forms, the census taker's instructions, and nuances and common mistakes found on census pages.

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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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