Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society

About Us

The Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) was established on May 16, 1981 and currently has about 100 members.

Regular General Meetings with a guest speaker are held at 1:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month throughout the year and are open to the public. 

Effective July 16, 2022, these meetings will be held both on Zoom and at the Sorensen Library Meeting Room, 6934 Broadway Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606.

Our Writer's Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month  at 1:00 p.m.  The meeting on the second Wednesday is held virtually on Zoom.  The meeting on the fourth Wednesday is held at the Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier, 90602.

We hold our Annual Seminar on the last Saturday in January featuring nationally known speakers.

Operating Year: June 2024 - May 2025

Board of Directors
President: Kristina Newcomer
Program Director: Christine Cohen
Membership Director: Brian Douglas Swanson
Secretary: Tracy M Collins
Treasurer: Donna Aguirre
Seminar Director: Marilyn McCarty
Publicity Director: Cyndy Hartman
Newsletter Editor: Rick Frohling
Parliamentarian: Trish Stumpf-Garcia
Leadership Team
Historian: Marisa Reyes
Hospitality Chair: Ruth Wash
Research Chair: Trish Stumpf-Garcia
Webmaster: Rick Frohling
Web Team: Marilyn McCarty

The WAGS Statement of Purpose is:

  • to provide a genealogical society for the people of the greater Whittier area;
  • to encourage and stimulate interest in genealogy; 
  • to provide interesting educational genealogical programs; 
  • to develop and execute genealogical projects;
  • to provide a center for exchange of surnames and genealogical material; 
  • to be available to respond to questions from people outside the area about the history of the Whittier area.