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WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, August 28
WAGS Writer's Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., Whittier, CA
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  Meetings are held every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at the Uptown  Whittier Senior Center on Walnut.
 
​For the current writing suggestions, click on the Learn More button.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
NOTICE:  There will be no Life Story Writing Group on Wednesday, September 11th.



David Flint
Saturday, September 21
David Flint  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Overview of Genealogy Research in England
This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration records and Church parish records. Each of these record types covers a different time period ranging from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England. The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some websites to access them online. A printed handout, with bibliography, will be provided.

 

 



David Flint
David Flint  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Location Finding Aids:  Maps, Gazetteers and Websites to Find Your Places in England *
This presentation will focus on location finding aids to help you find the places in England where your ancestors lived, including maps, gazetteers and websites. The talk will include demonstrations for using specific websites that are helpful in researching place names and counties in England. A printed handout, with bibliography,will be provided.
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.

 



WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, September 25
WAGS Writer's Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., Whittier, CA
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  Meetings are held every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at the Uptown  Whittier Senior Center on Walnut.
 
​For the current writing suggestions, click on the Learn More button.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 



Christine Cohen
Saturday, October 19
Christine Cohen  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
AmericanAncestors.org
The website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society is www.americanancestors.org.   It provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online. We will explore all these resources and how they can help you in your research.


Steven Dugan
Saturday, October 19
Steven Dugan  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Homestead Museum *
The Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum is just over the hill from Whittier at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry.  Join Steven Dugan as he discusses the history and holdings of the musuem, the Workman & Temple families in this overview of this valuable local history resource.
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



Rick Frohling
Saturday, November 16
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Websites - Top to Bottom & Side to Side - Getting More Out of Your Online Visit
This talk will focus on features of genealogy websites (or any website) that you may not be using to your full advantage.  Scroll to what may be hidden at the bottom of the page, and see what is on the sidebars.  Check out FAQs, Help, About Us, Search, Site Maps and other common and uncommon website features that may be the key to unlocking what you need to know.  


Kristi L. Sexton
Saturday, November 16
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. 
 
*This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



WAGS Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 21
WAGS Annual Holiday Party  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition continues!
Christmas is coming and it's time for Annual December "Show & Tell."  Our Program Chairs, Trish Garcia and Christine Rubalcava will be asking our members to prepare short 3-5 minute talks based on themes that will be announced by our October meeting.   Sign up sheets will be circulated at our October and November meetings.  Be sure to let our Program Chairs know if you would like to "Show and Tell."
 
This year, we are encouraging WAGS members and WAGS friends to contribute to a dessert pot luck  before we begin the Show and Tell Presentations at 1:00 pm.  Whether you have a favorite family dessert that has been passed down for generations, or a a new holiday favorite treat you would like to try out - bring a sweet treat to share as we enjoy the Show and Tell presentations.  WAGS will provide beverages.
 
 



Pat Richley-Erickson
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Pat Richley-Erickson  (Annual Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
37th Annual WAGS Seminar
WAGS is excited to announce tha Pat Richley-Erickson will be our speaker for our 37th Annual Seminar on January 25, 2020.
 
We are still in the process of finalizing our topics, and once we do, they will be announced here, on our Seminar web page and in our monthly newsletter. 

Online and mail-in registration will be open in September.