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

Join Us This Saturday for Our
38th Annual Seminar on January 30th.
Our featured speakers will be:
Lisa Also, MFA
Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
Thomas MacEntee

The WAGS Life Story Writers Group will meet
Wednesday, February 10th at 1 p.m.

Our Next Monthly General Meeting Will Be
Saturday, February 20th at 1 p.m.

Life Story Writers Group
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The Life Story Writers Group is back and meeting via Zoom.  Join us in our new virtual home  on the
second Wednesday of each month to meet with fellow writers, share your stories and get some tips.  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.


WAGS Social Half Hour on Zoom
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2021
Sign in early on February 20th 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 dessert, 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 February General Meeting
Featured Speaker:  Lisa Lisson
Find and Use Uncommon Resources in Your Genealogy Research*
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2021
Genealogy researchers create their own brick walls in research projects by failing to look beyond the traditional genealogical records. Researchers must think "outside the box" and explore lesser known record sets and records unique to an ancestor's community to start breaking down those genealogical brick walls. This lecture will discuss uncommon genealogy resources and where to find them.
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in February.  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 brief business meeting.



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