Our February Meeting

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

We hope you can join us on Sunday, February 16 as the ever-informative Hal Horrocks gives two presentations: Organizing Your Genealogy and Early Migration Patterns to Kentucky and Beyond.

About the Presentations

Organizing Your Genealogy

Have you ever needed to find a file on your computer and can’t find it? You don’t remember where you put it. You really need it to continue or verify your genealogy research. It’s not surprising because you probably have over 10,000 files in your documents section alone. Maybe it’s time to get organized. Then the question is how are you going to organize them? We will explore several ways for you to organize your computer files.

Early Migration Patterns to Kentucky and Beyond

You have traced your ancestors back to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Then you find them in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York or Virginia before that. Have you ever asked yourself how they got to Kentucky? We will explore some of the routes they might have taken to give you a better understanding what your ancestors went through to get a better life and the trials they went through.

About Hal Horrocks

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Hal Horrocks is a native of Long Beach and a 46-year Orange County resident currently living in Costa Mesa. Hal is a professional genealogist, teacher, author, and lecturer and has been doing family research for over twenty years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is a past-president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Hal owns his own small manufacturing company located in La Habra and is a graduate of CSULB. He has been lecturing to genealogical and other societies for the last eleven years on a range of subjects that include why people get involved in genealogy to conducting research in early England.