Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Golden Rule Store
Golden Rule Store: Photo courtesy of Whittier Public Library Whittier Historical Photograph Collection
Welcome to the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
A genealogical society serving the Whittier area
in Los Angeles County, California

We will be announcing the speakers and topics for this upcoming virtual event soon.  Watch this space!

Life Story Writers Group
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend our next 
Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
This meetingwill be held in person at:
Parnell Park Community Center
15390 Lambert Road
Whittier CA 90604.
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net

WAGS General Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Pacifiic Time
Featured Speaker:  Christine Cohen
Mysterious Codes:  Passenger Manifest Numbers and Letters *
Sorenson Library Meeting Room
6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606
+ Zoom
Does your ancestor have the letter "D" or "X" next to their name on their passenger manifest ? Do you know what  V/L, # 404, USB, Transit, CL, N.O.B, C/A, LPC, SI, NQIV,  BSI, PV or C-232423 mean? We will learn when to contact the US National Archives or USCIS to get more details based on these codes.  And what insight we can learn about your ancestor's immigration experience based on these notations.

The virtual doors will open between noon and 12:30 p.m. and those of you who join online can chat with one another on Zoom before the meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. 

To join the meeting on Zoom on October 21st, click on the link below:  
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.

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