Thursday, January 31, 2013

Huntington Beach Genealogy BASH is 2 March 2013

I want to share this news with my Genea-Musings readers - I hope that everyone in Southern California considers coming to the BASH sponsored by the Orange County, California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) in Huntington Beach, California.  Here is the publicity for the event:


In 2013, OCCGS is celebrating our 50th Anniversary and putting on our Inaugural Event, called the “Genealogy BASH and Book Faire”.


We have about 400 active members. We work very closely with the city of Huntington Beach and their library system as we maintain the Central Library’s “Genealogy” collection. This collection has over 19,000 books and other genealogical information in a dedicated area within the Central Library. OCCGS members donate their time, effort and money to maintain and expand the genealogical information available to the public.

The BASH Particulars

Event Name:  Genealogy BASH and Book Faire
Date:  Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  Speaker sessions start at 9:15 a.m.
Location:  Huntington Beach CA Central Library
  7111 Talbert Avenue
  Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Event Plans

  • The library is large and has seven meeting rooms and a theatre. The meeting rooms can seat approximately 50 people for each speaking session and the theatre has over 300 seats. There will be 4 speaking sessions.

  • Expert Speakers: We have eight of Southern California’s best speakers presenting in 20 different lectures. Our speakers are:
    • Barbara Renick
    • Jean Wilcox Hibben
    • Norma Keating
    • CeCe Moore
    • Gina Philibert-Ortega
    • Randy Seaver
    • Linda Serna
    • Dawn Thurston

  • Free Classes for Beginners: A major goal of the OCCGS BASH is to introduce new people to the rewarding pastime of family history research, hence beginner classes and selected events will be available free of charge during the BASH on March 2.

  • Genealogy Exhibitors: Our title sponsors, and FamilySearch will have experts available to answer questions on their products and services. There will also be several other genealogy-related exhibitors to answer your questions. Visit them for FREE!

  • Book Faire: OCCGS maintains and adds to the genealogy collection at the library. We receive many donated books and periodicals that are duplicates of our holdings, and we sell these at bargain prices. It's FREE so come in, see what we have, and add books to your genealogical library.


Registration is required - see the registration page at  The registration fee is $40 for OCCGS members and $50 for non-members.  There is an additional charge for a box lunch if requested.

Needless to say, I am honored to be part of this event, and look forward to making two presentations.  The list of presentations is at, and speaker biographies are at .

I hope to see many of my Genea-Musings readers at this event.  

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