Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society

WAGS Library Collection Needs A Home!

Our Library Collection is no longer located at the Whittier College Wardman Library and we are actively seeking a new home for our collection.
If you know of any library, church, business, non-profit organization, or other entity which might have space available to house our collection, please contact Trish Garcia, our Library Director, at librarian@wagswhittier.org.
Our needs for a new library space are:
  • suitable and affordable (ideally we are looking for donated space, but may be able to pay a nominal rental fee).
  • convenient to the central Whittier area (anywhere in the City of Whittier, or surrounding towns).
  • accessible on a regular basis
  • a minimum of 600 square feet to provide space for books and a study area.
Below is more information about our collection:
WAGS Genealogical Library Collection

The WAGS library contains more than 3,000 books and periodicals including:
United States Collection, organized geographically
• Most States and Many Counties
• American Military Records
• Native American, Cherokee works
International Collection
• England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada
• Germany, Germans to America, 60 vols.
• Other European works
Key Resources
• Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the U. S. National Archives
• Guide to Draper Manuscripts
• Hereditary Register of the U.S.A.
• D. A. R. Patriot Index

 History of Huguenot Emigration to America
General Works
• More than 60 how to research@ books 
• Newspaper Indexes
• Atlases, maps
Family History, Biography
• More than 185 Family Histories
• Mayflower Ancestral Index, Mayflower Families
• Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
• Quaker Biographical Sketches
• Royalty for Commoners