Hal Horrocks

Hal Horrocks is a native of Long Beach and a 45 year Orange County resident currently living in Costa Mesa. Hal Horrocks is a professional genealogist, teacher, author, and lecturer and has been doing family research for over 20 years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is the immediate past president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Hal owns his own small manufacturing company located in La Habra and is a graduate of CSULB. He has been lecturing to genealogical and other societies for the last 10 years on a range of subjects that include why people get involved in genealogy to conducting research in early England.


April 6, 2019

11:00 AM - Organizing Genealogy Files on Your Computer

Have you ever needed to find a file on your computer and can't find it? You don't remember where you put it. You really need it to continue or verify your genealogy research. It's not surprising because you probably have over 10,000 files in your documents section alone. Maybe it's time to get organized. Then the question is how are you going to organize them? We will explore several ways for you to organize your computer files.

12:30 PM - Migration to Kentucky

You have traced your ancestors back to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Then you find them in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York or Virginia before that. Have you ever asked yourself how they got to Kentucky? We will explore some of the routes they might have taken to give you a better understanding what your ancestors went through to get a better life and the trials they went through.

Speaker Handouts, when available, can be found in OCCGS Member's Only section on the Handouts page.

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

(714) 536-5549