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WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, December 14
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.  
 
Join the meeting on December 14th using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


WAGS Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 17
WAGS Annual Holiday Party  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
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."
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Bill Cole
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Bill Cole  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library Meeting Room, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Breathe More Life Into Your Genealogy:  Storytelling Tips & Writing Techniques
Storytelling and story writing are two different skills with some similarities and important distinctions. This engaging presentation provides specific tips and practical techniques for each skill that emphasize how to use them appropriately and immediately. Bill has authored and published two highly-rated books with a third on the way Both published books contain a wealth of stories plus historical and genealogical information.

Learn to captivate and effectively engage your audience—whether from the stage or on the page. This unique presentation gives you the tools you need for today’s discerning and demanding audiences.



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 


WAGS 40th Annual Seminar
Saturday, January 28, 2023
WAGS 40th Annual Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
This meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing
WAGS 40th Annual Seminar on Saturday, January 28th will be an virtual event featuring three speakers:  Jill Morelli, CG, Diana Elder, AG, and Dr. janet Few.
 
Again this year, registration is only $25 for all all attendees.  Registration will be online only, using your debit card, credit card or Paypal account.  Registration is now open. 
 
Our virtual doors will open at 8:30 am Pacific time, with our first speaker's presentation starting shortly after 9:00 am Pacific time.
 
Click here to see our seminar flyer with more information on our schedule, speakers, and topics.
  
Registration will open December 1st, 2022.
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Hal Horrocks
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Hal Horrocks  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Early Migration, on to Kentucky and Beyond
You have traced your ancestors back to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Then you find them in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York or Virginia before that. Have you ever asked yourself how they got to Kentucky? We will explore some of the routes they might have taken to give you a better understanding what your ancestors went through to get a better life and the trials they went through.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Kate Townsend
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Kate Townsend  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Follow the Records and See Where They Go
Get into the habit of "following the records." Often if you find one record, it leaves a trail to something else. Learn about some common examples of how following clues in records sets can lead you to a treasure trove of more information.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Lisa Medina
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Lisa Medina  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Joy, Loss and Perseverance:  The Story of an American Woman
Uncovering a story with an abundance and variety of records.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Julie Huffman
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Julie Huffman  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
The Basics of GEDMATCH
Learn about this free and powerful website that can help you learn even more from your DNA results.
 
Julie Huffman has been the genealogy librarian at the Central Library of Los Angeles Public Library for nine years and—over the course of 22 years at LAPL—a young adult, children's, and adult reference librarian.  Her MLIS is from UCLA and she has a Bachelor's of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Julie's heritage is Swedish, English, Scottish, German, Swiss, and Canadian, but she is always striving to learn about all genealogical interests! 
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Geraldine Knatz
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Geraldine Knatz  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library Meeting Room, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Finding the McCormacks in Ireland Using Indirect Evidence and DNA Matches
Decades ago, our speaker searched for the place her great-grandparents left in Ireland when they immigrated to New York in the 1880s but to no avail.    Now, after completing the Genealogical Certificate program at Boston University and armed with the knowledge of genealogical standards, Knatz broke through her brick wall.   Careful re-reading of documentation gathered from her relatives and a World War I letter reveals clues she had missed as a budding researcher decades ago.  Her talk will center on how she used indirect evidence along with her DNA matches to solve this decades old family mystery.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Land Records:  Rich Resources for Relationships
Research that does not include land record searches is often incomplete.  This lecture discusses land record terminology, types of land records, and how critical deeds can be to discover relationship clues.
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Mark Cross
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Mark Cross  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Indexing Errors:  How to Find Records When You Can't Find the Records
Indexers do a wonderful job, documents can be searched for name, date or other pertinent information. But indexing is not perfect. Names can be mis-indexed and nearly impossible to find. How do you find a record when it is not indexed properly? Examples and methodology will be covered in this presentation.
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Tamara Hallo, MLS
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Tamara Hallo, MLS  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Telling Your Family Story with Google Earth
Use the documents, pictures and stories you gather to create and share a visual representation of your family’s story using Google Earth,
 
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Christine Cohen
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Christine Cohen  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Cryptic Codes:  What Do Those Letters, Numbers and Stamps Mean on Passenger Manifests?
Does your ancestor have the letter "D" or "X" next to their name on their passenger manifest ? Do you know what  V/L, # 404, USB, Transit, CL, N.O.B, C/A, LPC, SI, NQIV,  BSI, PV or C-232423 mean? We will learn when to contact the US National Archives or USCIS to get more details based on these codes.  And what insight we can learn about your ancestor's immigration experience based on these notations.
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
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 is held in person on the fourth Wednesdays of the month* at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 
*  Due to the proximity to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the group does not meet on the fourth Wednesdays of November & December.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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.  
 
Join the meeting using this link:
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Jeanette Sheliga
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Jeanette Sheliga  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Newspapers:  Above the Fold, Your Ancestors in the News
Newspapers are a fantastic source of research leads, information, and historical context for your family history. The stories of our ancestor’s lives can be found in the pages of archived newspapers. This presentation will help teach you how to better search for your ancestors in the news and how they can help lead you towards answering your genealogy research questions.