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Rick Frohling
Saturday, February 15
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Don't Miss Out on What's New In Genealogy!
This presentation will focus on ways to keep up on what is new and changing in the world of genealogy:  what new records are now online, what information about your ancestor has just been added to your favorite website, and what changes are coming to your genealogy software or other resource.  We will explore how to choose blogs, newsletters, mailing lists, podcasts and alerts to keep updated - as well as what may be available on YouTube, Facebook, or other social media.


Bill Cole
Saturday, February 15
Bill Cole  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602

Bullion Bend: Confederate Stagecoach Robbers, Murder Trials, and the California Supreme Court – Oh My!
Passionate Genealogist and author, William E. Cole, dug deep into the California State Archives to uncover the story of Bullion Bend. Named for a California stagecoach robbery’s site during the Civil War’s final year, this Wild West caper involved his relative and tells an amazing story where fact is truly stranger than fiction.

Not only will Cole share the story’s details captured in his most recent book, but he’ll also share the golden gems available for genealogists to find in the California State Archive’s treasure troves. This fun-filled informative presentation is one not to miss!

**Bill will have books to purchase after his talk**

Click the following YouTube link to learn more of what’s in store on February 15th with Cole’s two-minute interview: https://youtu.be/-uAqFOZ_AVE.




Christine Cohen
Saturday, March 21
Christine Cohen  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Read the Instructions
A census record can give a "snapshot" of a family on a particular day.  However, when you search in the Federal, State, Veterans, Agricultural and Mortality Censuses, do you take the time to read the column headings, the instructions given to the enumerator on what to enter on the form or the abbreviation codes?  We will review these important items - directions that can assist your understanding of the answers provided.  These forms can provide clues to birth, citizenship, military service, death, social status, and much more.
 
 


Mark Cross
Saturday, March 21
Mark Cross  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Cite Your Sources:  Ways to Communitcate Your Research to the World and Prove You're Trustworthy
If you don't know what a source citation is, are fearful of doing it wrong, or intimidated by what experts say it should be, this class will cover the necessities and more. A citation should not strike fear in the hearts of researchers. Instead, it should be something we all practice in our daily research. Become familiar with simple practices that we can all easily learn, and why we do it.



Rick Frohling
Saturday, April 18
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
The Family History Guide - Your Free Learning, Research, Training & Activities Center for Family History
So much to learn about Family History - so little time!  Rick will give you an overview of this valuable free online resource designed to help enhance your depth of learning about genealogy research in as little as 15 minutes a day.  Topics covered by the Family History Guide include FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, DNA, United States and international research, and much, much more.  The Family History Guide provides a structured method for making sure you are getting the most out of your research, and will also help you track your progress and evaluate your proficiency as you progress through your chosen research track.


Jane Neff Rollins
Saturday, April 18
Jane Neff Rollins  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Death Decoded: Documenting Death With or Without a Death Certificate
Identifying where and when an ancestor has died is an essential step for every genealogist. But sometimes the facts about death can be buried as deeply as the ancestor him- or herself.  Learn how to find a wide variety of documents that identify date and place of death (even if a death certificate can't be found) and how to decode what the documents are really telling you.



Survey of the Big 3 Genealogy Programs
Saturday, May 16
Survey of the Big 3 Genealogy Programs  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, Roots Magic.
For our 39th birthday celebration in May, WAGS is getting three morning presenters and three morning classes for the price of one.  Each presenter will give a brief overview of one of the "Big Three" genealogy software programs.  Christine Cohen will show show us the features of Legacy Family Tree, Trish Garcia will give an overview of Roots Magic, and Rick Frohling will demonstrate Family Tree Maker.  Each presenter will give us some of the basics of their assigned program - and they might throw in some tips or tricks for our more experienced users.


Sarah Cochran
Saturday, May 16
Sarah Cochran  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Networking for Genealogists
Genealogy Societies, Conferences, and Institutes are a great way to meet new genealogy friends, colleagues, and occasionally, a cousin.  Visiting time at these events is often limited, so how do you get the most out of those few minutes of meet and great? Let's take some tips from the business world and apply them to family history.



No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for June
Saturday, June 20
No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for June  (Morning Class)
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WAGS Morning Classes are taking a break for the summer.  Classes will resume on Saturday, September 19th.


Kristi L. Sexton
Saturday, June 20
Kristi L. Sexton  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Grandma's Dress Quilt:  From the Bed to a Book
A little bit of a biography about Grandma's quilt, how it came to be, and what to do with it. What do we do with heirlooms we inherit, grab, pass down. Do we keep them? Pass them on? Display them? Your story and your heirlooms will determine your results.



No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for July
Saturday, July 18
No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for July  (Morning Class)
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WAGS Morning Classes are taking a break for the summer.  Classes will resume on Saturday, September 19th.


Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 18
Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
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 friends to share about their family history.  This 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.  If you would like to share, sign up at our May or June meeting, or contact our Program Chairs at program@wagswhittier.org.