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

Life Story Writers Group
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend our next 
Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
This meeting will be held on Zoom.  
Join the meeting on June 14 using the link below:
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net


WAGS General Meeting
Saturday, June 17, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Pacifiic Time
Featured Speaker:  Geraldine Knatz
Topic: Finding the McCormacks in Ireland Using Indirect Evidence and DNA Matches *
Sorenson Library Meeting Room
6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606
+ Zoom
Decades ago, our speaker searched for the place her great-grandparents left in Ireland when they immigrated to New York in the 1880s but to no avail.    Now, after completing the Genealogical Certificate program at Boston University and armed with the knowledge of genealogical standards, Knatz broke through her brick wall.   Careful re-reading of documentation gathered from her relatives and a World War I letter reveals clues she had missed as a budding researcher decades ago.  Her talk will center on how she used indirect evidence along with her DNA matches to solve this decades old family mystery.

The virtual doors will open between noon and 12:30 p.m. and those of you who join online can chat with one another on Zoom before the meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. 

To join the meeting on Zoom, on June 17th click on the link below:  
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.

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