Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
The Four Bricks
The Four Bricks: Uptown Whittier, 1893. 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
WAGS is excited to announce our 2020 Annual Seminar speaker: 
Pat Richley-Erickson, known to all as DearMyrtle.
Click here for more information about our speaker and our seminar
Our next monthly meeting will be on Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Morning Class - David Flint
 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Overview of Genealogy Research in  England
This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy rsearch in England:  Census records, Civil Registration records and Church parish records.  Eah of thse record types covers a different time period randing from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England.  The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some webistes to access them online. 
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 21st, 2019
The lunch break is a great opportunity to network with fellow genealogists!
You can brown bag it, pick up lunch at any of the fine restaurants in Uptown Whittier, or you can just relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by Pat Stubblefield and the rest of our Hospitality volunteers.  As usual, lunch will include a hot entree, a large mixed salad, drink and dessert for only a $5 suggested donation.  Make sure to thank Pat and the rest of the crew as they return this fall to serve their fellow genealogists convenient, delicious meals.
Contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell at dandmbenell@earthlink.net to make your lunch reservations by Wednesday, September 18th so we know how many to plan for!
General Meeting and Speaker - David Flint
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019
Location Finding Aids:  Maps, Gazetteers and Websites to Find Your Places in England *
David Flint will return in the afternoon for this presentation, which will focus on location finding aids to help you find the places in England where your ancestors lived, including maps, gazetteers and websites.  The talk will include demonstrations for using specific websites that are helpful in researching place names and counties in England.
* The presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.

Writer's Group
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019 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 15
Questing Heirs Monthly Meeting
Sarah Cochran - Disaster Proofing Your Genealogy Research Family historians spend years gathering and compling records, photographs, and family heirlooms to preserve the past and guide the future.  Let's talk ...

September 18
Genealogical Society of North Orange County Monthly Meeting
Kelli Bergheimer -  Mess on the Desk Kelli Bergheimer will hold a discussion on organizing your genealogy research.     For more information about the the Genealogical Society of North ...

September 18
South Bay Cities Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Connie Moretti - Locating Marvelous Maps at LOC A Torrance native and third-generation Californian, Connie attributes her life-ling fascination with genealogy to her grandmother who enrolled her in the Covered ...

September 21
It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workship - Part 2
Explore your roots in this interactive workship that may help you learn more about your family tree.  Part 2 helps partcipants dig deeper with further tricks and tools, along with ...

September 21
David Flint
Overview of Genealogy Research in England This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration ...