Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier High School 1904
Whittier High School 1904: 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 36th Annual Seminar is Just Around the Corner
Join us on Saturday, January 26th for this exciting all-day event!
Visit our Seminar Page for more information
 
Our next monthy meeting will be on Saturday, February 16th, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morning Class - Gina Philibert-Ortega
11:00 am to 12:00 pm on February 16, 2019
That's New to Me - Unfamiliar Websites for Your Genealogy
It's hard to keep up with all the different websites that can help you with your family history but there's a few core ones that are crucial to your research. In this presentation we will explore such websites as WorldCat, ArchiveGrid, and the Digital Public Library of America.
 
 
Lunch Break
12:00pm - 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2019
Pat Stubblefield and her volunteers will be serving a hot lunch - you can always expect a delicious home-cooked meal - a main course, one of Pat's signature salads, a dessert and beverage.
As always, the lunch break is a great time to trade family history stories and fellowship with your fellow genealogists, and enjoy a good meal.  You can brown bag it, pick up lunch nearby, or order delivery, but why not save all that hassle, when for only a $5 suggested donation, you can have a hot lunch ready and waiting for you?  
Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 13th, so we know how many to plan for.  To make your reservation, email our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell: dandmbenell@earthlink.net.
 
WAGS General Meeting - Gena Philibert-Ortega
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 16, 2019
Her Name Was Not Unknown:  Researching Female Ancestors
 
"What's her maiden name?"  "What happened to her father after her husband died?"  "How do I start researching my grandmother?"

We've all felt the disappointment of seeing the word "unknown" to describe a female ancestor's name.  How do we go from "unknown" to finding a name?

This presentation will demonstrate, using a 5-step approach - techniques, methodology and resources for researching (and finding) your female ancestors.

 
 
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
 
  

 
Writer's Group  
 
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held January 23rd, 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.
 
 
 
 

January 23
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 ...

January 26
John P. Colletta
36th Annual WAGS Seminar WAGS is excited to announce that John P. Colletta will be the speaker for our 36th Annual Seminar on January 26, 2019.   To download our seminar ...

February 16
Gena Philibert-Ortega
That's New to Me - Unfamiliar Websites for Your Genealogy It's hard to keep up with all the different websites that can help you with your family history but there's ...

February 16
Gena Philibert-Ortega
Her Name Was Not Unknown:  Researching Female Ancestors "What's her maidien name?"  "What happened to her father after her husband died?"  "How do I start researching my great-grandmother?" We've ...

March 9
OCCGS Genealogy Bash and Book Faire
A Day with Crista Cowan  - The Barefoot Genealogist Crista will be presenting four exciting topics: DNA and Ancestry - How to Utilize It Ancestry Search Tips and Tricks Finding ...