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 meeting will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018
Scroll down for more information on the meeting.

Registration is open for our 2019 Seminar. 
Visit our Seminar Page for more information
No Morning Class in December
Relax and sleep in on Saturday, December 15th!
Morning Classes will resume on January 19th, 2019
In January, Christine Johns Cohen will be premering a brand  new talk - Was Your Ancestor an Inventor?  Did They Have a Patent or Copyright?  See Upcoming Events for more info.
Sweet Treats!
Starting at 12:30 pm - Join us for a selection of delectable desserts!
Instead of our usually pot luck this year, we will be providing a selection of delicious holiday desserts, coffee and tea for you to enjoy before and during the Show and Tell Presentations.
Come early and exchange holiday greetings with fellow genealogists.  We are asking for a suggested minimum donation of $3.00 per person.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 12th so we know how many to plan for.  To make your rerservation,email our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell: dandmbenell@earthlink.net.
WAGS General Meeting - Annual Holiday Member Show & Tell
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2018
Join us for this Annual WAGS Tradition
Christmas is coming and it's time for our Annual December "Show & Tell."  We hope you will begin preparing early to share your genealogy experiences and finds to inspire and inform other members at this always interesting program.  Be sure to let our Program Director, Roger Mount, know if you would like to "Show and Tell."
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 December 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
There will be no Life Story Writing Group meeting on November 28th, 2018 or on December 24th, 2018. 
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.

November 17
Rick Frohling
Personal Historian 3 Rick will discuss why you should write your personal story,  what may be holding you back from writing your personal history or family history, and ways to ...

November 17
Megan Lee
Beginning Autosomal DNA and  Tricks of the Trade​​ Learn how to get started using your new DNA results.  This introductory lecture will explain the basic inheritance patterns and limitations of ...

November 27
Christine Johns Cohen at Glendora Genealogical Group
Cousin Baiting & Cousin Stalking - Finding Descendants If you missed this class at WAGS last year, or attended it and would like a refresher, here is your chance.  Join ...

December 12
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 ...

December 15
Youth Genealogy Workshop - Part 1
WAGS is offering a FREE Genealogy Workshop for youth to encourage interest in family history.  The workshops are based on the Scouts BSA Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook.  Scouts who complete ...