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

Life Story Writers Group
The Life Story Writers Group's next meeting will be on Zoom on Wednesday, December 14th at 1 p.m.
Join the meeting on December 14th using this link:
If you are on the Writers Group mailing list, you will receive a notification with the meeting information and our current writing prompts. 
Contact our group facilitator at president@wagswhittier.org to be added to the Life Story Writers Group mailing list.

WAGS Holiday Party and Show & Tell
Saturday, December 17, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Pacifiic Time
Featured Speakers:  WAGS Members & Friends
Hosted by the WAGS Board of Directors
Sorenson Library Meeting Room
6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606
+ Zoom
WAGS Annual Holiday Party is Back!‚Äč
For those of you who attend in person at the Sorensen Library, the WAGS Board will be offering desserts and drinks  The doors will open at 12:00 p.m.  Come join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship with WAGS members and friends.  

The virtual doors will also open between noon and 12:30 p.m. and those of you who join online can chat with one another on Zoom before the Show & Tell begins at 1:00 p.m. 
Show & Tell for Members and Friends
What have you been up to with your genealogy?  A new cousin connection?  A brick wall breakthrough?  A 1950 Census discovery?  We encourage you to share your stories at the meeting - you don't need a fancy Power Point presentation - we just want you to share for up to five minutes about your family history.  You can share whether you're at the library or on Zoom - and if you want to put your discovery on PowerPoint, or share your computer screen during the meeting - you can do that too.  To sign up in advance, email our Program Director, Christine Cohen at program@wagswhittier.org to reserve your spot.  If time allows, you can wait until the meeting to raise your hand and share.  
To join the meeting on Zoom, on December 17th, click on the link below:  
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.



November 30
Legacy Family Tree
Cherokee, Choctaw & Chickasaw Freedmen Records and Family Stories - Angela Walton-Raji This workshop will examine three of the Five Tribes from eastern Oklahoma. These tribes were among the five ...

December 2
Legacy Family Tree
Finding Unknown Descendants of a Freedmen Cemetery - Char  McCargo Bah This presentation discuss the methods Char Bah used to locate thousands of descendants of a Civil War Cemetery that had ...

December 3
Dallas (TX) Genealogical Society
Why Finding Atlantic Shipping Records Is Challenging Between 1500 and 1914 approximately 40 million people crossed the Atlantic and settled in the United States, and another 5 million settled, ...

December 5
Spartanburg County (SC) Public Libraries
Wills, Estates, and Probate A look at records regarding the disposition of property at the end of life. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. To attend virtually, please ...

December 6
Wake County (NC) Genealogical Society
Finding and Understanding North Carolina Court Records  Courts have always dealt with crimes and disputes, but in the past they also handled much more routine items that can be ...