Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Depot 1896
Whittier Depot 1896: 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  Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Will Be Wednesday, August 11th at 1 p.m.

Our Next Monthly General Meeting Will Be
Saturday, August 21st at 1 p.m.
Join us early at 12:30 p.m. before the General Meeting
for a Zoom Social Half-Hour

Life Story Writers Group
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11, 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.


WAGS Social Hour on Zoom
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2021
What the Heck Does That Say?
Overcoming the Challenge of Difficult Handwriting
Featured Speaker:  Pam Vestal
Whether you struggle to decipher colonial penmanship that doesn't even look like English or contemporary documents that are poorly written, a strategic approach can make all the difference.  We'll look at more than 20 techniques to help you figure out what the chicken scratches on the page say and what the style of writing might reveal about our ancestors. 
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in August.  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.



August 3
Legacy Family Tree
Burying the Body in England - Helen V. Smith In England no place of burial is given on the death certificate. This presentation will discuss ways of determining where a ...

August 5
Town & Country Library (Elburn, IL)
Back to School:  Making the Most of School Records Join us on August 5th to learn about the many ways you can access cool details about your ancestors by using ...

August 6
Legacy Family Tree
Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts - Bernice Bennett The Records of the Field Offices for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 (RG 105) consist of an array of ...

August 7
Orange County California Genealogical Society
The Tax Man Cometh - Larry W. Thomas Do not overlook the wealth of information found in the tax records. As Daniel Defoe is credited for saying in a book in ...

August 7
Southern California Genealogical Society
Jurisdictions Explained:  Finding New Avenues of Research for You and Your Family - Diana Elder, AG® Exploring each level of record-keeping for a locality can reveal additional records for a ...