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Christine Johns Cohen at the Polish Genealogical Society of California
Saturday, March 23
Christine Johns Cohen at the Polish Genealogical Society of California  (Area Event)
1:00 pm
Los Angeles FamilySearch Library, 1631 E Temple Way, Los Angeles CA 90024
Cousin Baiting & Cousin Stalking - Finding Descendants
This class will discuss the many wasy to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart forward in time.  You may be lucky and find family treasures, photos, and information that will break down a brick wall.
 
We will explore  various resources including online trees, lineage societies, online cemetery indexes, obituaries in newspapers, living people finder websites and social media.
 


WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, March 27
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 writing suggestions for this meeting, click on the Learn More button.
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at treasurer@wagswhittier.org
 



Linda Serna
Saturday, April 20
Linda Serna  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Tales to Docs to Stories:  Building Your Family Story from Family Tales and Documents
This presentation addresses through specific examples how to build a story from the tales we've been told, the documents we have and other sources available. Then, it gives things to consider once we've put something togther.  Finally, it also gives ideas for sharing that story once we've put something together.


Linda Serna
Linda Serna  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Hints for Maximizing Results Using Family Search
Linda's presentation will follow a short business meeting.  "Hints for Maximizing Results Using Family Search" talks about what's available on FamilySearch.org as well as on the Wiki.  It then gives ideas on how to best use the site to achieve better results.



Whittier Founders Day
Saturday, May 11
Whittier Founders Day  (WAGS in the Community)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Whitter Central Park, 6532 Friends Avenue, Whittier CA 90601
Come visit the WAGS booth at Whittier Founder's Day, an event presented by the Whittier Historical Society and the City of Whittier.  Founders Day Day is a free, fun, family event.  Music, dance, food, and booths from a range of Whittier institutions, clubs, and non-profit organizations.  You can even pick up a last minute Mothers Day gift!
 


Rick Frohling
Saturday, May 18
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA
Newspaper Research & More - Using GenealogyBank and NewsBank
Rick will discuss the various reasons our ancestors' names may have appeared in newspapers, and how to find articles about them using GenealogyBank and NewsBank.  He will also give tips for searching for your ancestors in these "banks", how to find and use NewsBank, and provide an overview of the additional genealogical resources that are available from GenealogyBank.


E. Randol Schoenberg
Saturday, May 18
E. Randol Schoenberg  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees
Privacy remains an issue for many genealogists and their family members.  Personal genealogy websites, as well as Online Collaborative Trees available at Geni, My Heritage, Ancestry, WikiTree, WeRelate, FamilySearch and OneGreatFamioly, each offer different levels of privacy protection.  This lecture will discuss the vaired approaches to the question privacy, focusing especially on legal and ethical considerations.   For example, how should a genealogist respond if someone say she does not want to be on your online tree?  Should minors be allowed to use online genealogy platforms?  Can the right to privacy ever be reconciled with online collaborative genealogy?  As genealogyist increasingly utilize public, or semi-public online collaborative genealogy platforms, these questions are becoming more common.  This lecture will use real-world examples to analyze the problem and proposed solutions.
 



No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for June
Saturday, June 15
No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for June  (Morning Class)
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WAGS Morning Classes are taking a break for the summer.  Classes will resume on Saturday, September 21st.
We will begin our fall schedule on September 21st with a double feature on English research from David Flint, who will cover both the morning and afternoon classes.  Christine Cohen and Rick Frohling are planning morning classes for October and November, and we will update you as soon as the plans are finalized for these classes and for our afternoon speakers.


Glen Creason
Saturday, June 15
Glen Creason  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Secrets of the Los Angeles Public Library Map Collection
The Map Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library is one of the largest in American public libraries. In this collection are 85,000 maps, some 2,000 atlases, over 1,000 gazetteers, some 20 serial titles and over one thousand books supporting the study of maps and mapping. The emphasis of this collection is on Los Angeles, Southern California and California but in many cases the scope extends to national and international coverage.  Folloowing a short business meeting, Glen will  show us how to access this vast collection. 
 



No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for July
Saturday, July 20
No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for July  (Morning Class)
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WAGS Morning Classes are taking a break for the summer.  Classes will resume on Saturday, September 21st.
We will begin our fall schedule on September 21st with a double feature on English research from David Flint, who will cover both the morning and afternoon classes.  Christine Cohen and Rick Frohling are planning morning classes for October and November, and we will update you as soon as the plans are finalized for these classes and for our afternoon speakers.


Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 20
Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Ice Cream Social and WAGS Member Show & Tell
Join us for the Ice Cream Social at 12:30 pm.  Then at 1:00 pm, it’s time for 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.  If you would like to share, contact our Program Chair at program@wagswhittier.org to sign up.  



No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for August
Saturday, August 17
No WAGS Morning Class or Lunch for August  (Morning Class)
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WAGS Morning Classes and  lunches are taking a break for the summer. 
In lieu fo the morning and afternoon classes in August, join us for our 2nd Annual Genealogy Road Trip on August 17th, heading south this time to the Huntington Beach Central Library..  
We will begin our fall schedule on September 21st with a double feature on English research from David Flint, who will cover both the morning and afternoon classes.  Christine Cohen and Rick Frohling are planning morning classes for October and November, and we will update you as soon as the plans are finalized for these classes and for our afternoon speakers.  Last but not least, Pat Stubblefield will resume providing a hot lunch for our noon break!


Huntington Beach Central Library Road Trip
Saturday, August 17
Huntington Beach Central Library Road Trip  (General Meeting and Speaker)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Road Trip!  Huntington Beach Public Library
We had such a good time with our summer road trip last summer that WAGS is planning another road trip for our August meeting.  This time we are heading south to the Huntington Beach Central Library to take explore the genealogical library collection of the Orange County California Genealogical Society.  We will meet at the Whittier Masonic Lodge and organize carpools, or you can plan to travel on your own to the library.  The time may be subject to change - specific details will be updated as we finalize our planning closer to the date of the event.
 
The Huntington Beach Central Library is located at 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach CA 92648.   In order to prepare, you can check out the Genealogical Collection catalog by clicking here.
 



David Flint
Saturday, September 21
David Flint  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Location Finding Aids:  Maps, Gazetteers and Websites to Find Your Places in England
This presentation will focust on location finding aids to help you find the places in England where your ancestors lived, including maps, gazetteers and websites. The talk will include demonstrations for using specific websites that are helpful in researching place names and counties in England. A printed handout, with bibliography,will be provided.

 



David Flint
David Flint  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Overview of Genealogy Research in England
This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration records and Church parish records. Each of these record types covers a different time period ranging from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England. The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some websites to access them online. A printed handout, with bibliography, will be provided.