Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Depot 1896
Whittier Depot 1896: 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 Meeting will be
Saturday, August 15 at 1 p.m.

Morning Class - WAGS morning classes are cancelled until further notice.
We continue to offer all our other programs on Zoom.

Life StoryWriters Group
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The Life Story Writing Group is back and meeting via Zoom.  Join us in our new virtual home  on the second Wednesday of each month to meet with fellow writers, share your stories and get some tips.  Contact our group facilitator at president@wagswhittier.org to be added to the Life Story Writers Group mailing list and receive information on how to join the Zoom Meeting Room.
Click here for more information about the Life Story Writers Group.

Social Half Hour on Zoom
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 15, 2020
Sign in early on August 15th 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.  Beat the heat, bring your lunch if you like 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.

General Meeting and Speaker - Dr. Penny Walters
This meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing. 
See below for details.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, August 15, 2020 
Dr. Penny Walters, author of 'The Psychology of Searching' (Amazon, 2020) explains that family history research and compiling pedigree was historically needed for the landed gentry, but is now a popular hobby.  Why the sudden interest?  This session will look at psychological explanations as to why we are interested in our family tree and our ancestors' pasts. 
(Click here for more info about Dr. Walters and her topic)
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.

August 6
Ontario Ancestors - Ontario Genealogical Society
Using ScotlandsPeople for ALL Your Scottish Genealogy Needs - Bruce Durie Can’t find the Scottish records you need in Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilySearch etc? That’s because they don’t have the records. ...

August 6
Legacy Family Tree
Preparing a Portfolio:  Applying to Become a Certified Genealogist® - Angela Packer McGhie, CG In this webinar, trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists will share various pathways to ...

August 8
Glenview (IL) Public Library (in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society)
Local Histories Add Clues & Colors to Your Genealogy Local histories are often maligned as inaccurate sources; however, used correctly, these local histories can be very helpful. Kimberly Nagy will ...

August 11
Plainview (IL) Public Library
Illinois Digital Resources Local histories arThere are several Illinois websites for finding your Land of Lincoln ancestors. From CARLI to IDA, Tina will show you how to find maps, newspapers, ...

August 12
WAGS Writer's Group
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.   This meeting will be held via Zoom.  For instructions on how to join the meeting ...