Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier High School 1904
Whittier High School 1904: 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 Regular Meeting will be Saturday, April 21st, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morning Class
Barbara Randall
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mine Your Local History for Gold​
Local history books offer insights into the personalities, challenges and communities of your ancestors.  There are many ways to find these treasures, but not all local histories are the treasures they seem to be.  Don't forget that local histories tend to be sourced in town and local records.
 
 
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Lunch Break is a great opportunity to network with fellow genealogists! 
Pat Stubblefield will be serving up a delicious lunch, so be sure to make your lunch reservation so you can relax and enjoy good food and the company of your fellow genealogists between the morning and afternoon sessions.  This month, lunch includes chicken casserole, one of Pat's famous mixed salads, roll, drink and strawberry shortcake for dessert for only a $5 suggested donation.  Make sure to thank Pat and the other volunteers who make this happen every month
Please contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, at dandmbenell@earthlink.net to make your lunch reservation by Wednesday, April 18th.
 
General Meeting and Speaker
Barbara Randall
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Context is a Pro . . . Not a Con
Genealogical research can give you dates and places, but does not necessarily give you a context into which to put that information.  Using your reearch, your ancestor FANs, and other sources can take you back into their life and add the context.  Context is the "how" and ":why".  So ask the questions that lead to context.
 
 
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 April 11, 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.
 
 
 
 

April 21
Barbara Randall
Mine Your Local History for Gold​ ​Local history books offer insights into the personalities, challenges and communities of your ancestors.  There are many ways to find these treasures, but not ...

April 21
Barbara Randall
Context is a Pro . . . Not a Con ​Genealogical research can give you dates and places, but does not necessarily give you a context into which to put ...

April 25
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 ...

May 19
Joel Weintraub
What Happened at Ellis Island?  The Name Change Myth Did your ancestors come through Ellis Island?  Does your family story include a name change by an immigration inspector?  Joel Weintraub ...

May 19
Joel Weintraub
Crowdsourcing the Path to the 1950 Census The 1940 U.S. Census opened in 2012 without a name index. A FamilySearch led consortium used 160,000 volunteers to name index that census ...