Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier High School 1904
Whittier High School 1904: 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
Are you missing the Life Story Writing Group? 
Interested in beginning a writing project but don't know where to begin?
Morning Class - WAGS does not hold morning classes during the summer
11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
We hope to resume Morning Classes when we can return to meeting at the Masonic Lodge.
Ice Cream Social - From A Distance
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. 
Just because we can’t be together in person doesn’t mean we can’t continue our WAGS tradition of an Ice Cream Social in July!
Sign in early to our July Meeting.  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.  Beat the heat, prepare your favorite ice cream dish to enjoy at home as you join in.  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.
General Meeting and Speaker - Kristi L. Sexton
**Kristi was unable to present in June.  We are happy to announce that she has agreed to reschedule this presentation for our July meeting.**
(This meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing.  See below for details.)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 18, 2020 
Grandma's Dress Quilt:  From the Bed to a Book *
A little bit of a biography about Grandma's quilt, how it came to be, and what to do with it. What do we do with heirlooms we inherit, grab, pass down. Do we keep them? Pass them on? Display them? Your story and your heirlooms will determine your results.
WAGS members will receive an email invitation with meeting details in July. 
If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email to program@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
*  There will be a brief business meeting prior the speaker's presentation.

Writer's Group
The Life Story Writing Group Meetings are cancelled until further notice.
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.

July 7
Utah Genealogical Association
Becoming a Certified Genealogist:  A Personal Journey - Jill Morelli, CG Interested in becoming a certified genealogist?  Or just have some questions about what it entails?  Let's explore the basic ...

July 8
Legacy Family Tree
Turning dry facts into exciting narrative - Carol Baxter The literary world condemns most family histories as 'fact-driven and tedious' because they are usually little more than prose timelines.  yet ...

July 9
American Ancestors / NEHGS
What's New at AmericanAncestors.org AmericanAncestors.org is the award-winning website of New England Historic Genealogy Society and home to hundreds of databases with 1.4 billion searchable names, our robust online library ...

July 9
Georgia Genealogical Society
My Ancestor Is From . . . But I Don't Know Speak or Read the Language.  Help!  - Deborah S. Gurtler You've found your ancestor in his homeland, but now ...

July 12
The Genealogical Society of Broward County (Florida)
If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now!  Doing Genealogy the Right Way - Daniel Horowitz When an unexpected record threw a wrench into Daniel's 35 years of genealogical ...