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: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
  • Please note our Morning Class Schedule Change:
    • We have moved the time of our Morning Classes a half-hour later. 
    • The Morning Classes now begin at 11 am.
Morning Class 11:00 am
Pat Chavarria
Using Genealogical & Historical Societies & Museums in Your Research

Ever wish you had a picture of your great-great grandfather standing at attention in his Civil War uniform? Or a plat map of your grandparents’ property? Can you imagine holding the mixing bowl your grandmother used to make her famous cornbread? All these and more might be found in the local genealogical & historical society or museum of your ancestors’ hometowns.

 
Lunch Break at Noon
​Pat Stubblefield is once again providing lunches this fall.  We will let you know what is on the menu for October as soon as Pat lets us know.  You can alway count on a tasty main dish, one of Pat's signature green salads, and a delicious dessert.  All this for just a suggested donation of $5.00!  Please reserve your lunch by contacting our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell at hospitality@wagswhittier.org no later than Wednesday,October 18th.
 
General Meeting 1:00 pm
Bill Beigel
Researching WW2 Veterans' Military Records

This workshop will provide hands-on-learning of practical research methods and the challenges of researching American veterans of World War II. Learn how to piece together military service histories. And methods of researching unit records for Army, Air Corps, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. Our speaker will provide expert step-by-step instructions on how to locate and interpret service records not available to the public.

 
 
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 September 27, 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.
 
 
 
 


September 23
THAGS econference: Back to Research
FUNDRAISER:  The flooding from Hurricane Harvey had destroyed the homes of 6 society members.  Family History Fanatics and The Humble Area Genealogical Society have agreed to donate 50% of the ...

September 27
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 ...

October 21
Pat Chavarria
Using Genealogical & Historical Societies & Museums in Your Research Ever wish you had a picture of your great-great grandfather standing at attention in his Civil War uniform? Or ...

October 21
Bill Beigel
Researching WW2 Veterans’ Military Records This workshop will provide hands-on-learning of practical research methods and the challenges of researching American veterans of World War II. Learn how to piece ...

November 18
Christine Johns Cohen
Cousin Bait & Cousin Stalking Join us as Christine presents this class on descendant research.  The class will discuss a way to reach out to distant living cousins to help ...