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
Next Meeting: Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Join us for our Afternoon Meeting at 1 pm in August
  • Morning Classes & Lunches are taking a break for the summer.  
  • Our regular full schedule will resume on Saturday, September 16th.
General Meeting 1:00 pm
​Saturday, August 19, 2017
Sara Cochran
From A Box In The Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom:  Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos
Photos remain at the root of Sara's love of family history.  These precious glimpses into the lives of our ancestors are a treasure in their own right, and without proper care they will be lost to time.  Today, Sara will provide some insight into the history of the photograph and provide strategies for organizing your own photo collections so that both current and future generations can enjoy them.
As a teenager attending a family reunion, Sara was awed by her Grandmother's collection of photos that documented the early years of her family.  Inspired to know more about the people in the photos and bitten by the genealogy bug after exploring just some of the information her Grandmother had gathered over the years, Sara began her own explorations into the family tree, which has roots in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Austria, as well as most of the United States.
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
Please note that the Radisson Hotel shown on the map is now the Doubletree.

Writer's Group  
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held July 26, 2017 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.

July 26
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 ...

July 29
GSNOCC Annual Seminar Featuring Thomas McEntee
Join our neighboring society, the Genealogicaol Society of North Orange County, California for their seminar featuring Thomas McEntee, owner of High-Definition Genealogy, and founder of GeneaBloggers.  Click here for more ...

August 19
Sara Cochran
From A Box In The Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom:  Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos   ​​Photos remain at the root of Sara's love of family history.  These ...

September 16
Rick Frohling
Legacy Family Tree 9 - A Review and What's New​​ In this overview of Legacy Family Tree, Rick will review the some of basics of Legacy Family Tree, explore some of the ...

September 16
Letty Rodella
Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors ​Currently, over thirty percent of Californians claim Mexican heritage. While many of those ancestors left traces of their lives in documents located in the United States, ...