Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Founders
Whittier Founders: 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 our
Annual Ice Cream Social & Member Show & Tell
on Saturday, July 21st, 2018. 
Scroll down for more information.
WAGS is proud to announce that John P. Colletta has agreed to be our speaker
for its 36th Annual Seminar on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.
‚ÄčOur 2019 Seminar Web Page will be coming soon with more details.
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 July 21st, join us before the General Meeting for our Annual Ice Cream Social in the Masonic Lodge at 12:30 pm.
  • On August 18th,  feel free to come early to the Lodge with your brown bag lunch and chat with your fellow genealogists before the 1:00 pm August General Meeting.
Our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, will resume taking lunch reservations in September.
Annual Ice Cream Social & Summer Member Show and Tell.
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Don't miss this cool  WAGS tradition - join us on Saturday, July 21st.
Join us for the Ice Cream Social at 12:30 pm.  Beat the July heat with a custom-made ice cream sundae for a suggested donation of only $2 (of course, you can always donate more!).
At 1:00 pm, it’s time for WAGS members and friends to share about their family history.  If you have a story to share, or have any questions about presenting, please contact our Program Director, Roger Mount at program@wagswhittier.org.  Presentations should be about 5-10 minutes long, and could include bringing a family heirloom and telling a story about it, sharing an interesting fact or recollection of a family member, or explaining how one broke through a brick wall to find an ancestor.
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 July 25, 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.

July 21
Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social and WAGS Member Show & Tell   Join us for the Ice Cream Social at 12:30 pm.  Then at 1:00 pm, it’s time for WAGS members and ...

July 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 ...

July 28
GSNOCC Annual Seminar featuring Kory Meyerink
On July 28th, join our neighbor society to the east in Yorba Linda for the Genealogical Society of North Orange County, California's Annual Seminar featuring Kory Meyerink, Master Genealogist. Lecture ...

August 18
Gary Fredericksen
Identifying Old Pictures in a Family Collection  From a family photo collection, mostly unidentified, that was scanned and sent to him on a flash drive, Gary Fredericksen developed a process ...

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.   ...