Welcome to OCCGS!

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 20,000 volumes. You can access the H.B. library system by clicking on Huntington Beach Public Library or go directly to the Genealogy Collection.


Military Veteran's Project

The Civil War Veteran's Project is being expanded to honor veterans of other conflicts, all under the umbrella of the Military Veteran's Project. In addition to honoring the veterans of the Civil War it seemed appropriate to honor veterans of other conflicts. The initial expansion of the project will cover the War of 1812, Mexican American War, Indian Wars, and Spanish American War. The Indexes have been created and in time will be linked to brief biographies of the those veterans. Many thanks to Edna Cardinal for her tremendous work on this project!


Don't Miss Important Alerts from OCCGS!

Starting in May 2019, blast email messages will no longer be pushed to OCCGS Members. To continue or start receiving important information from OCCGS you will will need to go to the Member's Only section, Subscription page and complete the subscription form(s) found there.


Beginning Genealogy - May 6, 2019

Our FREE Beginning Genealogy Class is held the first Monday of each month except January and December. When a holiday falls on the first Monday, the class date will change to the second Monday of that 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....
  • OCCGS Calendar

    05/04/19: General Meeting/ Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben
    05/06/19: Bgn Genealogy
    06/01/19: NO JUNE MEETING - Enjoy the break! 06/03/19: Bgn Genealogy

    See the entire Calendar

    Recent Updates

    04/09/19 -  NEW!  Military Veterans Project

    04/09/19 - May Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben

    04/08/19 - Subscription Service

    04/08/19 - Calendar

    04/04/19 - Hal Horrocks Handouts are available.

    03/31/19 - The Member's Roster for April 2019

    03/26/19 - The April Newsletter



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    Contact OCCGS:

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

    (714) 536-5549

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