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WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, July 26
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 Kristina's writing suggestions for this meeting, click on the Learn More button.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at treasurer@wagswhittier.org
 


GSNOCC Annual Seminar Featuring Thomas McEntee
Saturday, July 29
GSNOCC Annual Seminar Featuring Thomas McEntee  (Area Event)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Danish Lutheran Church and Cultural Center, 16881 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Join our neighboring society, the Genealogicaol Society of North Orange County, California for their seminar featuring Thomas McEntee, owner of High-Definition Genealogy, and founder of GeneaBloggers.  Click here for more information about the seminar, and here to download the registration form.



Sara Cochran
Saturday, August 19
Sara Cochran  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
From A Box In The Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom:  Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos
 
​Photos remain at the root of Sara's love of family history.  These precious glimpses into the lives of our ancestors are a treasure in their own right, and without proper care they will be lost to time.  Today, Sara will provide some insight into the history of the photograph and provide strategies for organizing your own photo collections so that both current and future generations can enjoy them.
 
As a teenager attending a family reunion, Sara was awed by her Grandmother's collection of photos that documented the early years of her family.  Inspired to know more about the people in the photos and bitten by the genealogy bug after exploring just some of the information her Grandmother had gathered over the years, Sara began her own explorations into the family tree, which has roots in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Austria, as well as most of the United States.
 
 



Rick Frohling
Saturday, September 16
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA
Legacy Family Tree 9 - A Review and What's New
In this overview of Legacy Family Tree, Rick will review the some of basics of Legacy Family Tree, explore some of the program's special features, share some Tips & Tricks for Legacy Family Tree users, and demonstrate the new features in the latest Legacy Family Tree release.  If you are a Legacy Family Tree user, are considering switching to Legacy, or just want to keep up with the competition, you'll want to make sure to attend this presentation.


Letty Rodella
Saturday, September 16
Letty Rodella  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors
Currently, over thirty percent of Californians claim Mexican heritage. While many of those ancestors left traces of their lives in documents located in the United States, eventually this genealogical quest leads to research in Mexico. Letty Rodella has spent thirteen years pursuing her Hispanic ancestry to findings dating from the 1500s. As President of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, she works to educate others in how to research their Hispanic roots.



Pat Chavarria
Saturday, October 21
Pat Chavarria  (Morning Class)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Using Genealogical & Historical Museums For Your Research


Bill Beigel
Saturday, October 21
Bill Beigel  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WW2 Records for Those Who Served & Lived



Christine Johns Cohen
Saturday, November 18
Christine Johns Cohen  (Morning Class)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Cousin Bait & Cousin Stalking
Join us as Christine presents this class on descendant research.  The class will discuss a way to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart.
You may be lucky and find family treasures that will break down a brick wall.
We will explore the many resources to locate living people of help them find you!


John Richardson, PhD.
Saturday, November 18
John Richardson, PhD.  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Dear Distant Cousin:  The Role of DNA and a Good Paper Trail
Following a brief business meeting, this presentation will examine case studies that were solved by combining autosomal DNA and genealogical records. 



Holiday Pot Luck Lunch
Saturday, December 16
Holiday Pot Luck Lunch  (Member Show & Tell)
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Join us for our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition
The festivities start with the Holiday Potluck at noon.  Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert or $5.00 per person.  WAGS will provide meatballs, baked beans, rolls and beverage.  Please sign up at our November meeting, or contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell at hospitality@wagswhittier.org by Wednesday, December 13 so we will know how many attendees to plan for.
 
The December Show & Tell starts at 1:00 pm. Share information you found out about your family tree this past year, a brick wall breakthrough, a family story, or a family treasure.  Presentations should be about five minutes long.  To sign up, contact our Program Chair, Roger Mount, at program@wagswhittier.org.



Peggy Clemens Lauritzen
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen  (Annual Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
 
35th Annual Seminar
 
The WAGS Seminar Committee is excited to announce that the speaker for our 35th Annual Seminar will by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen!
 
Peggy Lynn Clemens Lauritzen, AG. has been involved in genealogy since before her birth.  
 
On her website titled, "Anxiously Engaged", she writes:  "My parents were excellent genealogists, and instilled the same love of family history and family in me and my three sisters.  One of my favorite pictures is of my mother on her way to do cemetery research four days before my birth.  My roots run deep in the South, where I am accredited.  They involve the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Caroline, and some areas of Pennsylvania.  I love the area of Appalachia."
 
Peggy and her husband  currently serve as Family History Center Directors in Mansfield, Ohio.
 
Stay tuned - we will have our 2018 Seminar Web Page up soon, and will be announcing the Seminar Topics at our next WAGS Meeting in August.