Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
The Four Bricks
The Four Bricks: Uptown Whittier, 1893. 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

Our Next Monthly General Meeting Will Be
Saturday, May 21st at 1 p.m. on Zoom
Join us before the General Meeting
at 12:30 p.m. for a Zoom Social Half-Hour

Our Next Life Story Writing Group Meeting Will Be
Wednesday, May 25th at 1 p.m. 
Parnell Park Community & Senior Center
15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604


WAGS Social Half-Hour on Zoom
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2022
Sign in early on April 16th to chat with fellow WAGS members and guests.
The Zoom Conference room will be open from 12:30 pm until the General Meeting starts at 1:00 pm for a social half-hour.  Bring your lunch, bring a dessert, bring a friend, or just bring yourself and join us.  You can see your friends on the main screen, participate in the group audio / video chat, or have public or private text chats with one another in the chat box.

WAGS General Meeting
Speaker:  Christine Cohen
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022
Grand Army of the Republic:
Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors
Do you have a Union Civil War veteran?  Did you know that in 1890 there were over 400,000 veterans who belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)?  This organization existed from 1866 to 1956.  It generated records noting Civil War service, birth, marriage, death, residences, occupations, detailed biographies and even photographs.  Christine will show you where and how to find these hidden gems. 
* This talk will be presented on Zoom.  WAGS members will receive email invitations with meeting details in April.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend. Email   program@wagswhittier.organd an invitation will be sent to you.  The same Zoom sign-in will get you into our Social Hour and the General Meeting / Show and Tell event.
*  There will be a brief business meeting prior the speaker's presentation.

Life Story Writers Group
The Life Story Writers Group's next meeting will be Wednesday, May 25th at 1 p.m. at:
Parnell Park Community & Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier, CA 90604
If you are on our mailing list, you will receive a notification with the meeting information and our current writing prompts. 
Contact our group facilitator at president@wagswhittier.org to be added to the Life Story Writers Group mailing list.



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