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WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, May 21
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on May 18th to chat with fellow WAGS members and guests.
The Zoom Conference room will be open from 12:30 pm until the General Meeting starts at 1:00 pm for a social half-hour.  Bring your lunch, bring a dessert, bring a friend, or just bring yourself and join us.  You can see your friends on the main screen, participate in the group audio / video chat, or have public or private text chats with one another in the chat box.
 


Chrstine Cohen
Saturday, May 21
Chrstine Cohen  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Grand Army of the Republic - Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors
Do you have a Union Civil War veteran?  Did you know that in 1890 there were over 400,000 veterans who belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)?  This organization existed from 1866 to 1956.  It generated records noting Civil War service, birth, marriage, death, residences, occupations, detailed biographies and even photographs.  Christine will show you where and how to find these hidden gems. 
 
This talk will be presented on Zoom.  WAGS members will receive email invitations with meeting details in January.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend. Email   program@wagswhittier.org, and an invitation will be sent to you.  The same Zoom sign-in will get you into our Social Hour and the General Meeting / Show and Tell event.
 
*  There will be a brief business meeting prior the speaker's presentation.
 
*  There will be a brief business meeting prior the speaker's presentation.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, May 25
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Parnell Park Community & Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Rd, Whittier CA 90604
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road in Whittier..  For directions or more information, email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net



Kristi Sexton
Saturday, June 18
Kristi Sexton  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Are You My Other Brother?
Reaching out to DNA matches can be exciting and scary at the same time. How to keep records of all those matches, who is important and who you need to be concerned with. The etiquette of how to reach out, when to reach out, and what you need to continue your line with DNA. Case studies will discuss two different outcomes.
 
 
This talk may be presented on Zoom or may be at the Whittier Masonic Lodge.  WAGS will decide in March 2022 whether to continue on Zoom or to resume in-person meetings at the Whittier Masonic Lodge.
 
*  There will be a brief business meeting prior the speaker's presentation.



Summer Show & Tell
Saturday, July 16
Summer Show & Tell  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
WAGS Member Show & Tell
It's July, time for a WAGS midsummer tradition that dates back to our beginning.   We invite 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. 
 
This will be a "Hybrid Meeting."  We will be meeting in person at the Sorensen Library, and on Zoom.
If you would like to share, sign up at our June meeting, or contact our Program Chairs at program@wagswhittier.org.



David Flint
Saturday, August 20
David Flint  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
FamilySearch England Jurisdictions 1851 Map Project *
Join us as David Flint shows us how to get the most from this invaluable tool for English research at FamilySearch.
 
This will be a hybrid meeting, held in person at the Sorenson Library and on Zoom.
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



Ted Gostin
Saturday, September 17
Ted Gostin  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Finding Vital Records Online:  Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch *
While many genealogists will stop their search for online vital records after reviewing the commercial site Ancestry.com and the Mormons’ FamilySearch website, there are a multitude of other places on the internet where one might find birth, marriage and death information. This lecture reviews and illustrates the breadth of other vital records sources available, including other online genealogy sites; local, county, and state level public agencies; and from public, university and college libraries, and historical and genealogical societies. 
 
For more information about Ted, visit his website at http://www.generationspress.com/research.html
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



Jane Neff Rollins
Saturday, October 15
Jane Neff Rollins  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words:  Dating Your Early 20th Century Photographs *
Do you have a shoebox full of photos of people you can’t identify? Using her extensive collection of late-19th and early-20th century photographs, Jane will help you identify which clues in each photo can help you pinpoint when and where the photo was taken and who the people might be. 
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting



Diane Henriks
Saturday, November 19
Diane Henriks  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
It's All In the Clues​ *
​Scanty family history? Unknown parents or other relatives? Learn how to document and follow every single clue to build your family tree.
 
Visit Diane's website for more information:
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



WAGS Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 17
WAGS Annual Holiday Party  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition continues!
Christmas is coming and it's time for our Annual December "Show & Tell."  Share your genealogical successes and brickwall-busting stories of 2022.  We’ll celebrate together all our hard work.  Sign up to speak for 5 to 10 minutes.   Sign up sheets will be circulated at our October and November meetings.  Be sure to let our Program Chair know if you would like to "Show and Tell."