Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Founders
Whittier Founders: 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  Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Will Be Wednesday, October 27th at 1 p.m.
at Parnell Park Community & Senior Center
in Whittier

Our Next Monthly General Meeting Will Be
Saturday, November 20th at 1 p.m.
Join us at 12:30 p.m. before the General Meeting
for a Zoom Social Half-Hour

Life Story Writers Group
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
The Life Story Writers Group is meeting in person at the Parnell Park Community and Senior Center in Whittier on the fourth Wednesday of each month. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive a notification with our current writing prompts.  Contact our group facilitator at president@wagswhittier.org to be added to the Life Story Writers Group mailing list.


WAGS Social Hour on Zoom
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 20, 2021
Sign in  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.  Bring your lunch, 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, November 20, 2021
Epidemics:  An Issue of Politics, Economics & Religion
Featured Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Lifestyles were altered by major illness and the fear of it. Learn how far reaching the health concerns of our predecessors stretched, how they touched your own lives, and how they affect your research. Funeral and cemetery records, as well as the ways of handling the dead, will also be discussed.
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in November.  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.
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief business meeting.



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