Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier College Girls Glee Club
Whittier College Girls Glee Club: In front of the D. E. McDonald Packard dealership, 1925
 
Welcome to the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
 
A genealogical society serving the Whittier area
in Los Angeles County, California
 
Next Meeting: May 20, 2017‚Äč
 
Morning Class 10:30 am
Roger Mount
Digital Document & Photo Restoration
Learn how to digitize, edit and restore your document and photo collections using free programs for Windows.  Learn how to use image basics to straighten and crop, lighten or darken, sharpen, clone and paint where necessary.  It's easier and more fun than you might think but it does take time and patience.
 
Join our Program Chair, Roger Mount, as he walks us through this process in our May Morning Class.
 
Lunch 12:00 pm
Pat Stubblefield is planning Mexican food for lunch as we celebrate WAGS' 36th Birthday on May 20.  We are only asking for a $5.00 donation, but you need to make your reservation by Wednsday, May 17.  To make your reservation, just send an email request to hospitality@wagswhittier.org before the deadline.
 
General Meeting 1:00 pm
Jane Neff Rollins
Following a brief business meeting, Jane's topic will be:
Sticking to the Union:  Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogical Research
If any of your ancestors worked in the steel industry, in a mine, in the needle trades, as a cigar maker, or in other industries, they may have been members of a labor union. Labor union documents are underutilized resources for genealogical research, perhaps because they don't tend to be digitized and online.
 
This presentation will cover a brief history of labor unions in the US, why union records are genealogically valuable, what types of union records may exist (including union membership lists, meeting minutes of union locals, newspapers, personal memorabilia, photos, etc.) and where to find them, and challenges in working with union documents. 
 
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
Please note that the Radisson Hotel shown on the map is now the Doubletree.
  

 
Writer's Group  
 
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held April 26, 2017 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 26
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 Senior Center.  ...

May 6
Whittier Founder's Day
Come visit the WAGS booth at Whittier Founder's Day, an event presented by the Whittier Historical Society and the City of Whittier.  There will be live entertainment, food, activities for kids, ...

May 18
Astrid Adler
Our Ancestors Were German - Emigration from the German Perspective In the 19th century, nearly six million Germans left their homes for other lands, and most would never see Germany ...

May 20
Roger Mount
Digital Document  & Photo Restoration Learn how to digitize, edit and restore your document and photo collections using free programs for Windows.  Learn how to use image basics to straighten ...

May 20
Jane Neff Rollins
Following a brief business meeting, Jane Neff Rollins will speak on:   Sticking to the Union:  Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogical Research If any of your ancestors worked in ...