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Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS August 7th Webinar
with
Larry W. Thomas

Register for the Zoom meeting at OCCGS0807Thomas

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

10:10 am - The Tax Man Cometh
Do not overlook the wealth of information found in the tax records. As Daniel Defoe is credited for saying in a book in 1726, "Things as certain as death and taxes...," we simply cannot avoid them. Up until the early 1900s, people were taxed on their land and other possessions and these can help in the research of your ancestors. We will examine several sets of records from around the U. S. and see what we can learn from them.

11:20 am - Tying History to Your Research
Do you know how to interpret your findings on an ancestor in light of history? Are you looking at what was happening in the area, the country, and the world for the time-period being researched? How often do we hear that a family immigrated from Ireland in the 1830s due to the potato famine which did not start until 1845? We need to examine history very closely so we can better understand our ancestors and how they lived their lives. We will examine several situations you should be aware of that will aid you in telling their story.

 

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Orange County California Genealogical Society

Special Event:
OCCGS is sponsoring an evening Session at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh for the 2021 August Session. Please join us!

The Genealogical Research
Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

presents
Ten Top Tips to Completing
a Genealogical Project
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
7PM EST / 4 PM PST

with
Rev. Dr. David McDonald
President
Association of Professional Genealogists

Pre-Registration is Required

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

"Ten Top Tips to Completing a Genealogical Project" will highlight some of the signs that it's time to put ideas into written form and wrap up a research project. Whether it's being completed for paying clients, or for the researcher's sole benefit, there comes a time to wrap up the research and commit ideas to paper-or to pixels-and share conclusions with interested parties.

To learn more about the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh and their Summer programs visit: https://www.gripitt.org

Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS September 4th Webinar
with
Drew Smith

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

10:10 am - Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls
Our ancestors were each surrounded by family, associates, and neighbors. By researching them, we discover additional records pointing to our own ancestors.

11:20 am - Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, evidence, and conclusions. Learn to use task management software, research logs, and other tools to keep track.

 

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General Meetings

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


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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