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

Our Next  Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Will Be Wednesday, May 12th at 1 p.m.

Our May Monthly General Meeting Will Be
Saturday, May 15th at 1 p.m.


WAGS Social Hour on Zoom
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 15, 2021
Sign in early on May 15th to chat with fellow WAGS members and guests.
We plan to have some special events during the hour to celebrate our 40th birthday!
The Zoom Conference room will be open from 12:00 pm until the General Meeting starts at 1:00 pm for a social half-hour.  Bring some cake and a candle for the birthday celebration, bring your lunch t, bring a friend, or just bring yourself 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.

WAGS Monthly Meeting
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, May 15, 2021
Tree Keeping:  Genealogy Software vs. Online Trees
Featured Speaker:  Rick Crume
If you're very serious about genealogy, you need tools to help you record names, dates and places, not to mention family stories and photographs. Genealogy software, an online tree or a combination of the two can help you accomplish those tasks. Rick will compare the most popular options, including RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker software, Ancestry Member Trees and the FamilySearch Family Tree.
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in May.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to program@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief business meeting.

Life Story Writers Group
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, May12, 2021
The Life Story Writers Group is meeting on Zoom.  Join us at our virtual home on the second Wednesday of each month to meet with fellow writers, share your stories and get some tips.  You can 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.




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