Hal Horrocks

Hal Horrocks is a native of Long Beach and a 40 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 15 years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is the current president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Hal owns his own small manufacturing company and is a graduate of CSULB. He has been lecturing to genealogical and other societies for the last 8 years on a range of subjects that include why people get involved in genealogy to conducting research in early England.

2016 Sessions with Hal Horrocks

1C Road Trip
Syllabus: 2016/1C_Road_Trip_Handout.pdf

When you have run out of sources on the internet searching for your ancestors, it is time to plan a road trip to find all that missing information on your ancestor's lives. This presentation covers what to look for and where to find it. Strategies for the location you are going to are covered in detail so you will not have any wasted time while visiting your ancestor's home. The stories you will find will amaze you.

2E Re-Do Your Genealogy Research?
Syllabus: 2016/2E_Re-Do_Your_Genealogy_Handout.pdf

Have you ever considered starting over and re-doing all your genealogical research? Getting rid of all your "old" research and starting over? No? You might consider at least re-doing some of you old research with all the skills you have acquired through the years. This presentation will look at several items that might make you think about how you have done your research in the past and what you might think about doing with some, if not all, of your previous research and some good practices going forward.

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