Calendar

There will be a $5.00 charge for all non-members of OCCGS for every workshop/SIG. OCCGS members must present their membership card.

Saturday April 4, 2020 - FREE LIVE WEBINAR!

Join @OCCGS for a LIVE WEBINAR! This month we're excited to present two great sessions with famed forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD of the DNA Doe Project and Identifinders International.

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Time
Topic
9:45 AM- 10:00 AM General OCCGS Announcements with Kristi Sexton
10:00 AM- 10:55 AM The Forensic Genealogy Revolution with speaker Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD
Even though DNA was first introduced to genealogists about 20 years ago, it has only been recently that genetic genealogy has been used by law enforcement for forensic identification. This talk will discuss how this happened, its limitations and capabilities, along with some of the more important issues faced by both the legal system and the genealogical community.
10:55 AM- 11:15 AM Break - Grab A Snack or Visit the Loo
11:15 AM- 12:10 PM Sheeps Flat Jane Doe and Her Killer with speaker Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD
Sheeps Flat Jane Doe was the name of a woman found shot to death near Lake Tahoe in Washoe County, Nevada in July 1982. This was the first known case where the victim and her assailant were both identified using genetic genealogy.

The following events have been cancelled:

  • 04/06/2020 Beginning Genealogy class.
  • 05/02/2020 General Meeting and all SIG classes.
  • 05/04/2020 Beginning Genealogy class.
  • Monday June 1, 2020 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class

    Huntington Beach 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...
  • No General Meeting in June. Enjoy the Break!

    Monday July 6, 2020 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class

    Huntington Beach 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...
  • Saturday July 11, 2020 - General Membership Meeting

    Huntington Beach Central Library ~ Meeting Times and Locations are Shown Below
    Time
    Location
    Activity
    Presenter
    Subject
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Room B SIG 1: DNA Mark Hammond Utilizing DNA for Genealogy Research
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Balboa Room SIG 2: French-Canadian Research Barbara Gossett Region-Specific Genealogical Research Strategies
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room E SIG 3: Software, Websites, & Tech Tips TBA Information on Popular Genealogy Software, Websites & Tech Tools
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    9:45 AM Rooms C & D General Meeting Kristi Sexton General Meeting and Announcements
    10:00 AM- 10:55 AM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Bill Biegel Researching the Silent Generation: Researching and Interpreting World War II Veterans' Military Records - Part 1
    10:55 AM- 11:15 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    11:15 AM- 12:10 PM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Bill Biegel Researching the Silent Generation: Researching and Interpreting World War II Veterans' Military Records - Part 2
    12:10 PM Adjourn. Visit our OCCGS Genealogy Collection or have lunch with an OCCGS Colleague - Enjoy Your Afternoon!

    Saturday August 1, 2020 - General Membership Meeting

    Huntington Beach Central Library ~ Meeting Times and Locations are Shown Below
    Time
    Location
    Activity
    Presenter
    Subject
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Various Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings TBA TBA
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    9:45 AM Rooms C & D General Meeting Kristi Sexton General Meeting and Announcements
    10:00 AM- 10:55 AM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Linda Serna Land Records
    10:55 AM- 11:15 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    11:15 AM- 12:10 PM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Linda Serna Family Stories
    12:10 PM Adjourn. Visit our OCCGS Genealogy Collection or have lunch with an OCCGS Colleague - Enjoy Your Afternoon!

    Monday August 3, 2020 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class

    Huntington Beach 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...
  • Saturday August 15, 2020

    Saturday September 5, 2020 - General Membership Meeting

    Huntington Beach Central Library ~ Meeting Times and Locations are Shown Below
    Time
    Location
    Activity
    Presenter
    Subject
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Various Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings TBA TBA
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    9:45 AM Rooms C & D General Meeting Kristi Sexton General Meeting and Announcements
    10:00 AM- 10:55 AM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Randy Seaver Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records
    10:55 AM- 11:15 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    11:15 AM- 12:10 PM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Randy Seaver Probate Records: My Favorite Record Type!
    12:10 PM Adjourn. Visit our OCCGS Genealogy Collection or have lunch with an OCCGS Colleague - Enjoy Your Afternoon!

    Monday September 14, 2020 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class

    Huntington Beach 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...
  • Saturday October 3, 2020
    OCCGS DNA DAY Featuring BLAINE BETTINGER

    Huntington Beach Central Library ~ Library Theater

    Monday October 5, 2020 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class

    Huntington Beach 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...
  • Monday November 2, 2020 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class

    Huntington Beach 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...
  • Saturday November 7, 2020 - General Membership Meeting

    Huntington Beach Central Library ~ Meeting Times and Locations are Shown Below
    Time
    Location
    Activity
    Presenter
    Subject
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Various Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings TBA TBA
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    9:45 AM Rooms C & D General Meeting Kristi Sexton General Meeting and Announcements
    10:00 AM- 10:55 AM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Christina Cohen The Why, Where, When, What and How of Lineage and Hereditary Societies
    10:55 AM- 11:15 AM Break: Bring a Snack or Visit the Cafe
    11:15 AM- 12:10 PM Rooms C & D Guest Speaker Christina Cohen How Anyone Can Use the www.DAR.org Website
    12:10 PM Adjourn. Visit our OCCGS Genealogy Collection or have lunch with an OCCGS Colleague - Enjoy Your Afternoon!

    No General Meeting in December. Enjoy the Break!

    General Meetings

    Visitors are welcome at our General Membership Meetings! Join us and learn more about OCCGS!

    SAVE THE DATES

    Saturday October 3, 2020
    DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

    Saturday March 6, 2021
    BASH 2021 with
    Michael L. Strauss, AG


    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.