Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society

WAGS Research Requests

Jigsaw, Puzzle, Missing Piece
Whittier Area Research
Has your search for a missing piece of your family history puzzle taken you to the Whittier, California or the surrounding area?
Our Research Director, Trish Garcia, will complete up to two hours of research, using Whittier area resources, at no charge. ** 
We encourage you to research online before you submit a research request. 
Books, Education, School, Literature
WAGS Research Policy
We do not research living people, and our research does not extend beyond the Greater Whittier area - generally, the City of Whittier, unincorporated areas of Whitter, and adjoining towns. 
We also do not obtain county records that are not available online to the general public.  Contact the County Recorder or other county offices directly to order records maintained by Los Angeles County or Orange County.
Mail, Message, Email, Send Message
How to Submit A Research Request
Please be specific in your research request.  Include the full name of your ancestor, what information you are looking for, their location, and the time period you are interested in.  It is also helpful if you include any research you have already done. 
  • Email your request to research@wagswhittier.org.
  • Mail your request to WAGS Research, PO Box 4367, Whittier, CA 90607-4367.
Please note:  we will not research a request along the lines of "Please send me all you have on John Smith."  This type of request will be returned, asking for more specific information.
Donate, Control, Money, Support, Civil
** Donating to WAGS
While we do not charge for research, donations are always welcome, and an excellent way to show your appreciation for help with your research. Your donations help us to continue to offer research services.  You can donate two ways:
  • Click here to donate online, using your debit or credit card, or your Paypal account.  
  • Send a check to WAGS Research, PO Box 4367, Whittier, CA 90607-4367.  Please make your check payable to "WAGS".