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Saturday, October 4th - the General Meeting will be held in the Talbert Room. Please use the Main Entrance to the library as the Theater Entrance will be locked. The Talbert Room is located on the Main Level just past the Information Desk and next to the restrooms. Look for Jo at the sign in table. SIG meetings will be held as planned. See the Calendar for more information about meetings Saturday, October 4th.

The Orange County California Genealogical Society (established in 1963) is a non-profit, educational organization in Huntington Beach with 400 members. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information in regards to genealogy and related historical, biographical and heraldic data. It strives to instill and promote interest and instruction in genealogical research. OCCGS provides full maintenance and development of the Genealogy Collection housed at the Huntington Beach Central Library (lower level), which now contains over 19,000 volumes. You can access the H.B. library system by clicking on Huntington Beach Public Library.

Saddleback Ancestors II, Rancho Families of Orange County California

Saddleback Ancestors is designed to acquaint the reader with the families of the Spanish, Mexican, and American immigrants who between 1769 and 1869 established themselves on the ranchos at the foot of the mountain "Old Saddleback" in the geographical area later to become Orange County.

Read more about it!


10/04/14 - OCCGS General Meeting! Guest Speaker: Gina Philibert Ortega.

10/01/14 - The Member's Roster as of 9/25/2014 is now available for Members Only.

Coming 11/05/14 - Free Beginning Genealogy Class! Huntington Beach Central Library, 7:00 PM, Balboa Room.

09/13/14 - The October Newsletter is now available!

Beginning Genealogy

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class will now be held the first Wednesday of each month:
HB Central Library
7:00 PM ~ Balboa Room

Learn how to:

  • Properly research your family's history
  • Trace your ancestors using census records
  • Organize your research using genealogy software
  • Research the internet to find your ancestors
  • And much more....
  • Next class: October 1st!

    Visit the OCCGS Affiliates page to learn more about supporting OCCGS!

    Contact OCCGS:

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

    (714) 536-5549