Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Golden Rule Store
Golden Rule Store: 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
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 18, 2018. 
Scroll down for more information.
Our 36th Annual Seminar with John P. Colletta - Saturday, January 26th, 2019.
Click here for more info, including our list of Seminar topics.
​Look For Our 2019 Seminar Web Page, Coming Soon
Morning Class
Our Morning Class Program Will Resume in September
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Summer Vacation - No Morning Classes
Click on Upcoming Events to find out what exciting morning programs we have planned starting in September, when Morning Classes will resume.
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pat Stubblefield and her dedicated volunteers will be taking a well-deserved break for the summer.  They plan to resume providing lunches in September.
  • On August 18th, feel free to come to the Lodge early, bring a brown bag lunch if you like, and enjoy meeting with your fellow genealogists before the 1 p.m. General Meeting.
Our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, will resume taking lunch reservations in September.
WAGS General Meeting - Saturday, August 18, 2018
Our Featured Speaker will be Gary Fredericksen
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Identifying Old Pictures in a Family Collection
From a mostly unidentified family photo collection, Gary scanned and sent the collection to his family on a flash drive.  He will share his own developed process that helped him identify over a third of the pictures.  He will also show his collection of different types of these old photos.
Gary Fredericksen is the former president of the Sun City Genealogy Club, located in Palm Desert, and the current newsletter editor for the Palm Springs Genealogical Society.
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602

Writer's Group  
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held August 8th, 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.

August 18
Gary Fredericksen
Identifying Old Pictures in a Family Collection  From a mostly unidentified family photo collection, Gary scanned and sent the collection to his family on a flash drive.  He will share ...

August 22
FGS Conference 2018
Hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies along with local host Allen County Public Library, FGS 2018 brings you sessions with many of the nation's top family history experts.   ...

August 22
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 8
It's All Relative - Genealogy Workshop Part 1
It's All Relative - a two-part genealogy workshop Part 1:  Saturday, September 8 Part 2:  Saturday, September 22 Explore your roots in this interactive workshop that may help you learn ...

September 15
Sara Cochran
Locating Records in Archives from Your Couch ​​The digital age has brought billions of records to genealogists' living rooms.  However, there is much more only available in hard-copy.  Learn how ...