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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
 
Thanks to all the volunteers, attendees, donors & exhibitors
who made our 2020 Annual Seminar a success!
Special thanks to Gena Philibert-Ortega!
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Our next monthly program will be on Saturday, February 15th, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Morning Class - Rick Frohling
11:00 am to 12:0 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020 
Don't Miss Out on What's New in Genealogy! 
This presentation will focus on ways to keep up on what is new and changing in the world of genealogy:  what new records are now online, what information about your ancestor has just been added to your favorite website, and what changes are coming to your genealogy software or other resource.  We will explore how to choose blogs, newsletters, mailing lists, podcasts and alerts to keep updated - as well as what may be available on YouTube, Facebook, or other social media.Indexes make your searches so much easier, but what if you are lost on how to use the index?
 
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020
The lunch break is a great opportunity to network with fellow genealogists!
Pat Stubblefield and the Hospitality Committee, as always, are planning a homemade lunch that will feature an entree, salad, dessert and a beverage, all for only a $5 suggested donation.
Contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell at dandmbenell@earthlink.net to make a lunch reservation by Wednesday, February 12th so we know how many to plan for.
 
General Meeting and Speakers - Bill Cole
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020
Bullion Bend: Confederate Stagecoach Robbers, Murder Trials, and the California Supreme Court – Oh My!
Passionate Genealogist and author, William E. Cole, dug deep into the California State Archives to uncover the story of Bullion Bend. Named for a California stagecoach robbery’s site during the Civil War’s final year, this Wild West caper involved his relative and tells an amazing story where fact is truly stranger than fiction.

Not only will Cole share the story’s details captured in his most recent book, but he’ll also share the golden gems available for genealogists to find in the California State Archive’s treasure troves. This fun-filled informative presentation is one not to miss!

**Bill will have books to purchase after his talk**

Click the following YouTube link to learn more of what’s in store on February 15th with Cole’s two-minute interview: https://youtu.be/-uAqFOZ_AVE

 
  

 
 
Writer's Group
 
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be Wednesday, January 22nd at 1 p.m.
                                     
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 15
Rick Frohling
Don't Miss Out on What's New In Genealogy! This presentation will focus on ways to keep up on what is new and changing in the world of genealogy:  what new ...

February 15
Bill Cole
Bullion Bend: Confederate Stagecoach Robbers, Murder Trials, and the California Supreme Court – Oh My! Passionate Genealogist and author, William E. Cole, dug deep into the California State Archives ...

February 26
RootsTech 2020
Save the Date for RootsTech 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah! Save the date and plan to join us at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, February 26–29, 2020, as ...

March 7
OCCGS Bash (Orange County Genealogical Society)
OCCGS Annual Bash - Featured Speaker - Paul Woodbury OCCGS hosts an Annual Genealogy BASH and Book Faire in March. The BASH is held at the Huntington Beach Public Library, ...

March 21
Christine Cohen
Read the Instructions A census record can give a "snapshot" of a family on a particular day.  However, when you search in the Federal, State, Veterans, Agricultural and Mortality Censuses, ...