Welcome to the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
A genealogical society serving the Whittier area
in Los Angeles County, California
Make Sure to Join us on Saturday, January 27th for our Annual Seminar!
We are offering the remaining books in our Library Collection for Sale at our Seminar.
Click here for more information on our Book Sale.
Our Next Regular Meeting will be Saturday, February 17th, 2018.
Class Announcement Pending
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Our Program Director is diligently working on scheduling and confirming our topic and presenter for our February 2018 Morning Class.
Check back often - we will update the information as soon as we receive confirmation and details!
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Lunch Break is a great opportunity to network with fellow genealogists!
Thanks to the efforts of the Hospitality Team, we don't need to run out for lunch between the morning and afternoon meeting. A homemade meal is being planned for February by Pat Stubblefield that includes a main dish, salad, and drink for only a $5 suggested donation. Please contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your lunch reservation by Wednesday, February 14th.
General Meeting and Speaker
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
A Civil War Mystery: The Case of the Wrong Headstone Surname
Augustus Beckmann's family never knew what happened to him after he was shot in the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War. Now, back in the family after 154 years, our speaker will detail his quest for locating his burial place and correcting the incorrect information on the headstone marking his grave in Camp Chase Confederate in Columbus, Ohio.
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.
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held January 24, 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.