June 13 2015 Meeting

Hal Horrocks
“Road Trip”
“Resetting your Research”
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

Biographical Sketch - 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 17 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.

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Will you join The Legal Genealogist in speaking out against a proposal to kill the Genealogy Department at the Indiana State Library? Word arrived yesterday from the Indiana Genealogical Society that the budget bill introduced in the Indiana House includes a massive 24% reduction in funding to the Indiana State Library. In addition to cutting at least 10% of the library staff, the bill would eliminate all funding — every last penny — for the Genealogy Department of the library..."


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