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 Monthly General Meeting Will Be
Saturday, June 19th at 1 p.m.
 
Join us early at 12:30 p.m. before the General Meeting
for a Zoom Social Half-Hour
 

 
Our Next  Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Will Be Wednesday, July 14th at 1 p.m.

WAGS Social Hour on Zoom
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 19, 2021
Sign in  to chat with fellow WAGS members and guests.
The Zoom Conference room will be open from 12:30 pm until the General Meeting starts at 1:00 pm for a social half-hour.  Bring your lunch, bring a friend, or just bring yourself and join us.  You can see your friends on the main screen, participate in the group audio / video chat, or have public or private text chats with one another in the chat box.
 

WAGS Monthly Meeting
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Saturday, June 19, 2021
What's In A Name?
Featured Speaker:  Rick Frohling
This presentation will focus on how aspects of names can help us to learn more about our ancestors and might even help us to break through some brick walls.
  • Every name has at least one story behind it - do you know the stories behind your ancestors' names?  The stories behind your own name? What clues to your family history are embedded in the names of your ancestors?  Your living relatives?
  • Many of our ancestors were known by more than one name during their lifetime.  How can we track down these names and use them to make sure we are finding out all we can about our family member?
Find out more about how a new look at names might unlock clues to your family history.
 
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in June.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to program@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
 
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief business meeting.


Life Story Writers Group
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The Life Story Writers Group is meeting on Zoom.  Join us at our virtual home on the second Wednesday of each month to meet with fellow writers, share your stories and get some tips.  You can contact our group facilitator at president@wagswhittier.org to be added to the Life Story Writers Group mailing list and receive information on how to join the Zoom Meeting Room.
 

 


 
 
 
 

 
 

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Sign in early on June 19th to chat with fellow WAGS members and guests. The Zoom Conference room will be open from 12:30 pm until the General Meeting starts at ...

June 19
Rick Frohling
What's In a Name? This presentation will focus on how aspects of names can help us to learn more about our ancestors and might even help us to break through ...