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
 
Thanks to all who attended our 2018 Annual Seminar and Book Sale on  Saturday, January 27th
Special thanks of our amazing WAGS Volunteers and our outstanding speaker, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen,
for making this event a great success!​​
 
Our Next Regular Meeting will be Saturday, March 17th, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morning Class
Colleen Greene
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Social History:  Painting a Bigger Picture of Your Hispanic Ancestors' Lives.
Our ancestors' lives did not consist of just the facts we typically look for in historical records. Cultural customs and conventions, political and economic factors, and the different communities in which they lived, worked, and worshipped impacted their everyday lives as well as the major decisions in their lives. Social history helps us develop a holistic approach to research. NOTE: This version of the lecture has a Hispanic focus.
 
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Lunch Break is a great opportunity to network with fellow genealogists! 
It's Saint Patrick's Day, so you can be sure that Pat Stubblefield is planning an Irish-themed lunch!  Will it be corned beef and cabbage?  Irish stew?  Irish baked potatoes?  We'll let you know when Pat lets us know.   As usual, lunch includes an entree, a large mixed salad, rolls, drink and dessert for only a $5 suggested donation.  Make sure to thank Pat and the other volunteers wh make this happen every month
Please contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, at dandmbenell@earthlink.net to make your lunch reservation by Wednesday, March 14th.
 
General Meeting and Speaker
Rick Frohling
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Personal Historian:  Software to Help You Write Your Family History or Your Own Life Story
After a short business meeting, Rick Frohling will present an overview of the Personal Historian software program, showing how it can you help you to finally write your life story or that family history you just don't know how to get started on.  Personal Historian's powerful tools can help you to gather, organize, write and publish your family stories.  Attend this presentation to find out more.
 
 
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 February 28, 2018 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.
 
 
 
 


February 28
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 ...

March 8
Basic Genealogy Presentation
Kristina Newcomer will present a Basic Genealogy program at the El Monte Library, covering genealogical forms, locating and evaluationg sources, building a family tree, free and pay website use, and ...

March 17
Colleen Greene
Social History:  Painting a Bigger Picture of Your Hispanic Ancestors' Lives Our ancestors' lives did not consist of just the facts we typically look for in historical records. Cultural customs ...

March 17
Rick Frohling
Personal Historian: Software to Help You Write Your Family History or Your Own Life Story ​After a short business meeting, Rick Frohling will present an overview of the Personal Historian ...

April 21
Barbara Randall
Mine Your Local History for Gold​ ​Local history books offer insights into the personalities, challenges and communities of your ancestors.  There are many ways to find these treasures, but not ...