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
 
Our next monthy meeting will be on Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Join us as we celebrate WAGS' 38th Birthday!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morning Class - Rick Frohling
11:00 am to 12:00 pm on May 18, 2019
Newspaper Research & More - Using GenealogyBank & NewsBank
Rick will discuss the various reasons our ancestors' names may have appeared in newspapers, and how to find articles about them using GenealogyBank and NewsBank.  He will also give tips for searching for your ancestors in these "banks", how to find and use NewsBank, and provide an overview of the additional genealogical resources that are available from GenealogyBank, including the SSDI (Social Security Death Index).
 
 
Lunch Break
12:00pm - 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019
Pat Stubblefield and her volunteers will be serving lunch, including a hot main dish, a  salad, dessert, and beverage.
The lunch break is a great time to trade family history stories, fellowship with other genealogists, and enjoy a good meal.  You can brown bag it, pick up lunch nearby, or order delivery, but why not save all that hassle, when for only a $5 suggested donation, you can have a hot lunch ready and waiting for you?  
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 15th, so we know how many to plan for.  To make your reservation, email our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell: dandmbenell@earthlink.net.
 
WAGS General Meeting - E. Randol Schoenberg
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 18, 2019
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees
Privacy remains an issue for many genealogists and their family members.  Personal genealogy websites, as well as Online Collaborative Trees available at Geni, My Heritage, Ancestry, WikiTree, WeRelate, FamilySearch and OneGreatFamioly, each offer different levels of privacy protection.  This lecture will discuss the vaired approaches to the question privacy, focusing especially on legal and ethical considerations.   For example, how should a genealogist respond if someone say she does not want to be on your online tree?  Should minors be allowed to use online genealogy platforms?  Can the right to privacy ever be reconciled with online collaborative genealogy?  As genealogyist increasingly utilize public, or semi-public online collaborative genealogy platforms, these questions are becoming more common.  This lecture will use real-world examples to analyze the problem and proposed solutions.
 
 
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
 
  

 
Writer's Group  
 
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
 
The meetings are held at the Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month.   Click here for suggested writing topics for the next meeting.
 
 
 
 

April 24
WAGS Writer's Group
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  Meetings are held every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at the Uptown  Whittier Senior ...

May 11
Whittier Founders Day
Come visit the WAGS booth at Whittier Founder's Day, an event presented by the Whittier Historical Society and the City of Whittier.  Founders Day Day is a free, fun, family event.  ...

May 18
Rick Frohling
Newspaper Research & More - Using GenealogyBank and NewsBank Rick will discuss the various reasons our ancestors' names may have appeared in newspapers, and how to find articles about them using ...

May 18
E. Randol Schoenberg
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees Privacy remains an issue for many genealogists and their family members.  Personal genealogy websites, as well as Online Collaborative Trees available at Geni, My ...

May 21
Los Angeles Westside Genealogical Society
Christine Johns Cohen - Was Your Ancestor an Inventor?  Did They Have a Patent or Copyright? ​Did your farmer ancestor become an inventor and obtain a patent?  Let's explore resources ...