Whittier Area Genealogical Society
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WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, August 12
WAGS Writer's 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.
 
​For the current writing suggestions, click on the Learn More button.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


WAGS Zoom Get-Together
Saturday, August 15
WAGS Zoom Get-Together  (Social Half Hour)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Sign in early on August 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.  Beat the heat, bring your lunch if you like 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, August 15
Dr. Penny Walters  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
The Psychology of Searching
Dr. Penny Walters, author of  'The Psychology of Searching' (Amazon, 2020) explains that family history research and compiling pedigrees was historically needed for landed gentry, but is now a popular hobby.  Why the sudden interest?  This session will look at psychological explanations as to why we are interested in our family trees and our ancestors' pasts.  We will look at the psychology of contextualizing ourselves, tribal territoriality, kinship, experiencing genealogical voids from separation, the notion of homelands, romanticized heritages, cultural deja vu, race memory, and inherited trauma.  How do we develop an apparently seamless narrative based on fragmented information we have gleaned from various sources?  Why do we eagerly research ancestory we share so little DNA with, and feel less connection to 2nd cousins?  Has social media made us lonely, and we hoard people?  How many people do your interact with on your tree?  Does your personality influence your interest in compiling your family tree?  Is it all a type of jigsaw puzzle connecting these people?  Are we searching for who they were, or who we are?  www.searchmypast.co.uk.
 
WAGS members will automatically receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join in on the meeting.  If you are not a WAGS member, or have opted out of email notifications, please contact us at program@wagswhittier.org, and you will be send an invitation with instructions as well.
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, September 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.
 
​For the current writing suggestions, click on the Learn More button.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 



Mark Cross
Saturday, November 21
Mark Cross  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
Cite Your Sources:  Ways to Communitcate Your Research to the World and Prove You're Trustworthy
If you don't know what a source citation is, are fearful of doing it wrong, or intimidated by what experts say it should be, this class will cover the necessities and more. A citation should not strike fear in the hearts of researchers. Instead, it should be something we all practice in our daily research. Become familiar with simple practices that we can all easily learn, and why we do it.