Laurice Johnson

Laurice Johnson grew up listening to stories about her ancestors. Her parents were active genealogical researchers for many years. She knew all about her great grandparents and THEIR grandparents. After her son was born and she was filling out the family tree in his baby book, she asked her husband what his grandmother's name was. Imagine her surprise when he responded with a blank look and "Grandma Schutt?" - and knew nothing else about her. That was nearly 40 years ago and she has been actively researching since then.

Laurice is currently education director of her genealogy society in Temecula, and conducts monthly workshops in Sun City for the Genealogy Club there. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, where she serves as Registrar. She is a regular genealogy speaker in the Inland Empire, and a member of APG. In her spare time, she continues to search for her elusive ancestors and helps others find theirs, too.

October 5, 2019

10:00 AM - Family Search: Making the Most out of Your Search Through MILLIONS of Pages of Records

This is the other behemoth of genealogy websites. We'll talk about the WIKI, the catalog, the 'Search' page and "THE tree" and how to navigate your way through them.


11:15 AM - Passing on the Genealogy Before You Do

You've researched for decades. The family is tired of hearing about it. Some practical tips and suggestions of how to pique their interest so that when you're gone the entire office DOESN'T get sent to the landfill (YIKES!!) as well as some suggestions on what to do with it all if NOBODY in your family really wants it.


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


General Meetings

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


Saturday March 7, 2020
BASH with Paul Woodbury

Saturday October 3, 2020
DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

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Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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