Christine Cohen

As a 17-year member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), Christine Johns Cohen has held the positions of President, Newsletter Editor and Membership Director. In addition, at WAGS and at other Southern California genealogical societies, Christine conducts presentations on a wide variety of genealogical topics — visit for more information.

Christine is currently a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the El Redondo Chapter of the DAR and the Society of the Daughters of Holland. Her interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots.” She is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science and has worked for Vitol Aviation Company for the past 25 years.

November 7, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR!

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10:10 AM - The Why, Where, When, What and How of Lineage & Hereditary Societies

Have you ever thought of joining a Lineage or Hereditary Society? What is the purpose of the society? Who are they composed of? Where do you find them? How do you join them? Why would you join them? What activities or events to they perform? Do you need professional assistance to join them? Do you need an invitation? What free or member benefits are available? Are DNA results a membership option?


11:20 AM - How Anyone Can Use The Website

This presentation will demonstrate how to use the Daughters of the American Revolution's website for research. has a wealth of information about the entire United States that can be viewed for free — you do not have to be a DAR member to utilize this site. The website also has documentation about confirmed Patriots that can help you even if you do not have a Patriot Ancestor. Additionally, contains an index created by DAR members of surnames in published resources and unpublished resources.


Handouts are available in Member's Only on the Speaker Handouts page.


General Meetings

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


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

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