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Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS May 1st Webinar
with
Dr. Janette Silverman

Register for the Zoom meeting at OCCGS0501Silverman

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


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

10:10 am - They Changed My Name: Immigration Myths and Mythologies
Does your family story include information about a name change at Ellis Island? Let's talk about this endless myth and what the reality of traveling in steerage and arriving in the new country was like.

11:20 am - The Minnie Story: A Tale of Two Sisters
In this case study, we'll discover how ultimately family photos helped solve a 100 year old mystery, and of course, opened the door to more questions still to be resolved.

 

Learn more about Dr. Janette Silverman

 

Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS June 5th Webinar
with
Michael Lacopo, DVM

Register for the Zoom meeting at OCCGS0605Lacopo

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


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

 

Orange County California Genealogical Society

OCCGS July 3rd Webinar
with
Ari Wilkins

Registration information is coming soon.


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.

 

Learn more about Ari Wilkins

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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