Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier College Girls Glee Club
Whittier College Girls Glee Club: In front of the D. E. McDonald Packard dealership, 1925
Welcome to the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
A genealogical society serving the Whittier area
in Los Angeles County, California
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, Gazeteers 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, August 28, 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.

August 21
FGS 2019 Family History Conference
  Federation of Genealogical Societies - 2019 Family History Conference "Come Home to Washington" Conference registration is now open.   Plan to join fellow family history enthusiasts for the ...

August 24
Genealogy Orange - Dani Shapiro
Genealogy Orange - With Guest Speaker Dani Shapiro, Author of Inheritance   Dani Shapiro's books include the memoirs, Hourglass, Still Waiting, Devotion and Show Motion, and five novels including Black ...

August 27
Glendora Genealogical Group
Paul Spitzzeri - "Homestead Museum" Paul Spitzzeri is the Director of the Homestead Museum in the City of Industry.  He will be talking about the Workman and Temple families, blending ...

August 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 ...

September 7
It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workship - Part 1
Explore your roots in this interactive workship that may help you learn more about your family tree.  The first meeting will cover the basics of research and how to care ...