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WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, December 9
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held via Zoom.  For instructions on how to join the meeting email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
December writing suggestions will be updated in late November.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
 


WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, December 19
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on December 19th 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.
 


WAGS Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 19
WAGS Annual Holiday Party  (Member Show & Tell)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition continues!
Our Annual Holiday Show & Tell will start at 1 pm, following a short business meeting. We want to hear your WAGS Family Tale! You can display heirlooms or exciting new finds, tell us a story about a brick wall break-through, or share any of your recent genealogy news.  If you have photographs on your computer, or a brief PowerPoint presentation, we will have screen sharing capability.
 
Signing up is easy.  Here are the two ways you can contact our Program Chairs, Trish Garcia and Christine Rubalcava, to sign up:
 
You can click on the link below or  copy and paste it into your browser.  Include your name and topic (topic is optional):
 
You can also send your name and topic, update your topic, or cancel your availability by emailing program@wagswhittier.org.
 
*WAGS members will receive email invitations with meeting details in December.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend. Email   program@wagswhittier.org, and an invitation will be sent to you.  Join us 30 minutes before our scheduled meeting and speaker for a Zoom social half-hour.
 



WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, January 16, 2021
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on January 16th 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.
 


Lisa Louise Cooke
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Lisa Louise Cooke  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
This meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing
Future of Technology & Genealogy:  5 Strategies You Need*
Envision your genealogy as technology speeds ahead into the future. In this exciting presentation you will learn strategies that you can use to make the ride easier, and the results more effective. We will explore some of the newest technology and predictions on the impact it could have on genealogy. We’ll also reveal some of the pitfalls of this brave new world and show you how to work around them.
 
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in January.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to programs@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
 
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief brief business meeting.



WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, February 20, 2021
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on February 20th 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.
 


Lisa Lisson
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Lisa Lisson  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
This meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing
Find and Use Uncommon Resources in Your Genealogy Research*
Genealogy researchers create their own brick walls in research projects by failing to look beyond the traditional genealogical records. Researchers must think "outside the box" and explore lesser known record sets and records unique to an ancestor's community to start breaking down those genealogical brick walls. This lecture will discuss uncommon genealogy resources and where to find them. 
 
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in February.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to programs@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
 
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief brief business meeting.



WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, March 20, 2021
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on March 20th 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.
 


Dr. Penny Walters
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Dr. Penny Walters  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Mixing DNA with a Paper Trail*
Dr. Penny Walters, author of ’Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’ and ‘The Psychology of Searching’ (Amazon) in this session, will explain how to merge established paper trails with DNA results. The biology and jargon of DNA can be overwhelming and people have had to learn this new branch of genealogy quickly. Through DNA testing, people receive ethnicity estimates, a heritage map, a list of people that DNA ‘matches’ (overlaps) with, and the opportunity to contact them and collaborate if both parties want to. Many people don’t know what to do with all that information, and just focus on their ethnicity result. The advantages and disadvantages of different DNA tests will be explored; a consanguinity chart will be provided; useful information for adopted people will be given; uploading to GEDmatch and utilising the MRCA (most recent common ancestor) information, and triangulation will be explained. Attendees will be shown how to add ‘useful’ DNA matches to their tree to inform a re-structured paper trail. A variety of ethical dilemmas will be outlined.
 
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in March.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to programs@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
 
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief brief business meeting.



WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, April 17, 2021
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on April 17th 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.
 


Watch This Space!
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Watch This Space!  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
We will be announcing our speaker for the April Meeting as soon as we can.*
Our Program Chairs are diligently working to secure a speaker for our April meeting.  We will update you as soon as our speaker can be confirmed.
 
WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in April.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to programs@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
 
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief brief business meeting.



WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, May 15, 2021
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on May 15th 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.
 


Rick Crume
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Rick Crume  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA

Tree Keeping:  Genealogy Software vs Online Family Trees*

If you're very serious about genealogy, you need tools to help you record names, dates and places, not to mention family stories and photographs. Genealogy software, an online tree or a combination of the two can help you accomplish those tasks. Rick will compare the most popular options, including RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker software, Ancestry Member Trees and the FamilySearch Family Tree.

WAGS members will receive an invitation with meeting details in May.  If you are not a WAGS member, you are welcome to attend.  Send an email with to programs@wagswhittier.org and an invitation will be sent to you.
 
*  This presentation will be preceded by a brief brief business meeting.