Past Meetings

Please note we are currently meeting in hybrid format (in person and via Zoom). Contact for login information.

Our in-person meetings are held at
St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church
5306 E. Arbor Rd.
Long Beach CA 90808

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2024, 2:00pm – In-person meeting

QHGS’ Annual Meeting in the ParkPan American Park

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2024, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerAlistair McGowanReasons Why Your Research is Going Nowhere

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2024, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerKitty CooperTools for DNA Cousin Matching

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2024, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerMichelle LeonardYour Scottish Family History Online

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2024 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerDr. James RyanStrange and Unusual Sources for Irish Family History

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerDavid FlintMarriage Records in England

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

Questing Heir’s Annual Potluck

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerCarol RolnickAn Investigative Genetic Genealogy Case Study: the Sarah Hutchings Homicide

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerChristine CohenIndexes are the Key to Unlocking the Records

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerLaurie AngelAn Introduction to WikiTree

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerJean Wilcox-Hibben, PhD, MAThe Envelope Please: There’s More to Correspondence than Letters

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2023 2:00pm – In-Person meeting

QHGS’ Annual Ice Cream SocialPan American Park

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerCheri MelloPreserving Those Wild, Wild West Tales 

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerCynthia Keefer Patton10 Steps for Organizing for the Busy Genealogist

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerKim RichardsonA New Strategy for Brick Walls

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

Sharing SessionQuesting Heirs MembersHelp with Brick Walls and Other Questions

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerDale FullerFind a Grave Tips and Tricks

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerSara CochranTwo Steps Forward, One Step Back: Is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha?

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerDiana TransueHow to Create A Private Facebook Family Page

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerLinda DebeMissing Personnel Records: Building Your Ancestor’s WWI Files From Other Resources

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerPeggy C. Lauritzen, AG, FOGSMemory Keepers

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, 2:00pm – Hybrid meeting

SpeakerEleanor BrinskoFarming, Factories & the Frontier: Midwest Genealogy

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerJoey L. CaccarozzoRoman Catholic Records

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2022, 1:00pm In Person meeting

PicnicHeartwell Park across from the Masonic Lodge

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2022, 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

SpeakerVictoria “Vicci” Snyder, BA MPA Lineage Societies and Genealogy

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022 , 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

Robin R. Foster of Genealogy Just Ask, LLCUp Your Game: Intermediate Course On Researching and Analyzing

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2022 , 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

~ Easter Sunday – no meeting ~

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022 , 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

SpeakerSheila BenedictThe Importance of Collateral Research

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 , 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

SpeakerKristi Sexton

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022 , 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

SpeakerChristine CohenGrand Army of the Republic – Researching Your Union Civil War Veterans

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

SpeakerDannell “Danni” Altman-NewellBeyond the Draft Card: Researching Your Great War Ancestor

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom Meeting

SpeakerSara CochranFrom a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom: Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerRonald V. GilmoreIrish Griffiths’ Valuation

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerHal HorrocksDrilling Down for Better Searches

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021, 1:00pm – In person meeting

PicnicHeartwell Park across from the Masonic Lodge

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerLinda IversGenealogy Research and Writing Incorporating Letters

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerKristin WengerFinding Our Female Ancestor

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerDiane BoumenotProduce Your Family History Book for $20

SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerSara CochranIrish Eyes Are Smiling: Finding Vital Records in the Land of Saints and Scholars

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerMary Anne VincentI Don’t Remember Her Alive But I Remember Her Dead

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerGena Philibert-OrtegaWoman’s Lives During the Civil War

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2020, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerJane Neff RollinsThe Family Patchwork – Stitching Families Separated by History Back Together

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerJean Wilcox HibbenDead Language/Dead People: Translating Latin Records from the Catholic Church

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerChristine Johns CohenCousin Baiting and Cousin Stalking

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerSara CochranWho Needed it Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020, 1:00pm – Zoom meeting

SpeakerChristine Johns CohenImmigration Ports of Entry

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020, 1:00pm

~ Meeting Cancelled ~

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020, 1:00pm

~ Meeting Cancelled ~

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020, 1:00pm

~ Meeting Cancelled ~

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020, 1:00pm

~ Meeting Cancelled ~

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020, 1:00pm

~ Meeting Cancelled ~

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020, 1:00pm

SpeakerHal Horrocks Organizing Your Genealogy
SpeakerHal Horrocks Early Migration Patterns to Kentucky & Beyond

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020, 1:00pm

SpeakerJanice MillerDiscovering Your Family – The Importance of a Timeline
SpeakerJanice MillerFinding Records for Your Female Ancestors – What Undiscovered Records Might Reveal

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019, 1:00pm

Questing Heirs Annual Holiday Party

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019, 1:00pm

SpeakerLinda SernaHints for Maximizing Results Using Family Search
SpeakerLinda SernaPolonia: Polish Research

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019, 1:00pm

Guests from the SSCAPG
(Southern California Chapter of the
Association of Professional Genealogists)


SpeakerSarah CochranDisaster Proofing your Genealogical Research


SpeakerConnie MorettiThe In’s and Out’s of Indexes
SpeakerConnie MorettiDestiny’s Documents

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019

Questing Heirs 50th Anniversary Celebration

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019

Members Solving Brick Walls
Our Annual Ice Cream Social

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

SpeakerChristine EliaGenealogy Software: Useful Features to Make Your (Genealogy) Life Easier
SpeakerChristine EliaWhat Are GEDCOM Files and Why Do I Need to Know About Them?

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019

No meeting – Easter Sunday

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019

SpeakerDavid Flint Overview of Genealogy Research in England
SpeakerDavid FlintLocation Finding Aids: Maps, Gazetteers and Websites to Find Your Places in England


Speaker Tina McKillip and Becky Moore A Little Help from My Friends
SpeakerJohn McCoyBad Handwriting Day: Why Every Genealogist Needs to Be a Paleographer


SpeakerHal Horrocks
SpeakerHal Horrocks


Questing Heirs’ Annual Holiday Party


Annual Meeting
Election of Officers
QGHS Members
Celebrating our Ancestors Who Served in the Military


SpeakerLinda SernaNative American Research
SpeakerLinda SernaWhat Do You Do When Your DNA Doesn’t Match Your Paper Trail: A Case Study


SpeakerDonna and
SpeakerDonna Railsback-BralyVital Records and How to Cite Them


SpeakerTerry HamiltonAn Adoption Story
SpeakerTerry Hamilton &
Tina McKillip
A Refresher on Genealogy Forms
SpeakerJanice MillerHow to Use Pinterest with Genealogy

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018

SpeakerJean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MACity Directories: More than Address Books
SpeakerJean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MAWho is Joe Ovalle? A Case Study

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2018
Questing Heirs Ice Cream Social

Questing Heirs
Ice Cream
Sharing: My Special Male Ancestor

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018

SpeakerLisa Schumacher
Speaking Well of the Dead
SharingQHGS MembersBreaking Through

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

SpeakerJoel WeintraubWhat Happened at Ellis Island? The Name Change Myth
SpeakerJoel WeintraubCrowdsourcing the Path to the 1950 Census

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

SpeakerJane Neff RollinsDating Your Early 20th Century Family Photographs
SpeakerJane Neff RollinsLet No (Wo)man Put Asunder—Researching Ancestors Who Divorce


SpeakerHal HorrocksColonial Records and How to Find Them
SpeakerHal HorrocksEnglish Parish Registers


SpeakerChris JepsenBackstage at the Orange County Archives
SpeakerLetty RodellaResearching Your Hispanic Ancestors

Serving the Long Beach area since 1969