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Genetic Genealogy Conference
Thursday, June 8
Genetic Genealogy Conference  (Area Event)
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel - Burbank, California

Diving Into DNA

This conference provides the opportunity to hear from some of the top leaders in the field of genetic genealogy, with topics suitable for all levels of experience with using DNA for genealogical research.

Six intensive workshops will also be offered during this event that will provide an opportunity for in-depth study of genealogical research techniques of interest to a variety of experience levels (additional fee required).

Click here for more information.



48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11
48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree  (Area Event)
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel - Burbank, California

Hunting Your Heritage

One of the largest genealogy conferences, the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree offers a wealth of educational opportunities for family historians and genealogists of all experience levels.

Jamboree welcomes all attendees interested in genealogy and the expansion of research knowledge and skills. Heritage focuses for 2017 include the British Isles and Ireland, Armenia and the Caucasus, and African American Research. Topics covered will include research methods, analysis and problem solving, organization techniques, family history writing, the use of technology, and more.

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WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, June 14
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 Senior Center. 
 
Click the Learn More button below for current writing suggestions and more information.
 


Corner Bakery Fundraiser for WAGS
Saturday, June 17
Corner Bakery Fundraiser for WAGS  (Area Event)
7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Corner Bakery, 13515 Whittier Blvd, Whittier CA 90605
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Corner Bakery in Whitier and help support WAGS.
Click here for our fundraiser flyer - print it out and bring it with you to the Corner Bakery in Whittier any time on our June meeting day, and they will contribute 15% of your purchase price to WAGS!
We will also have flyers available for pick up at the May and June WAGS meetings.
Stop by for breakfast or lunch on your way to the June meeting, or pick up a lunch to go and bring it with you to the June meeting, or stop by after the meeting any time on June 17th!
 
 
 


Julie Huffman
Saturday, June 17
Julie Huffman  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Genealogical Resources at the Los Angeles Public Library
 
The Genealogy Collection at Central Library numbers more than 40,000 volumes, including more than than 10,000 genealogies. A family name index to the collection is available through the databases link on the library home page.  Join us in June as Jullie Huffman discusses the impressive genealogical resources available at the Los Angeles Public Library. 



Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 15
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.



Sara Cochran
Saturday, August 19
Sara Cochran  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
From A Box In The Closet:  Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos



Rick Frohling
Saturday, September 16
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA
Legacy Family Tree 9 - A Review and What's New
In this overview of Legacy Family Tree, Rick will review the some of basics of Legacy Family Tree, explore some of the program's special features, share some Tips & Tricks for Legacy Family Tree users, and demonstrate the new features in the latest Legacy Family Tree release.  If you are a Legacy Family Tree user, are considering switching to Legacy, or just want to keep up with the competition, you'll want to make sure to attend this presentation.


Letty Rodella
Saturday, September 16
Letty Rodella  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Researching Your Hispanic Ancestors
Currently, over thirty percent of Californians claim Mexican heritage. While many of those ancestors left traces of their lives in documents located in the United States, eventually this genealogical quest leads to research in Mexico. Letty Rodella has spent thirteen years pursuing her Hispanic ancestry to findings dating from the 1500s. As President of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, she works to educate others in how to research their Hispanic roots.



Pat Chavarria
Saturday, October 21
Pat Chavarria  (Morning Class)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Using Genealogical & Historical Museums For Your Research


Bill Beigel
Saturday, October 21
Bill Beigel  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
WW2 Records for Those Who Lived & Served



Christine Johns Cohen
Saturday, November 18
Christine Johns Cohen  (Morning Class)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Cousin Bait & Cousin Stalking
Join us as Christine presents this class on descendant research.  The class will discuss a way to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart.
You may be lucky and find family treasures that will break down a brick wall.
We will explore the many resources to locate living people of help them find you!


John Richardson, PhD.
Saturday, November 18
John Richardson, PhD.  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Dear Distant Cousin:  The Role of DNA and a Good Paper Trail
Following a brief business meeting, this presentation will examine case studies that were solved by combining autosomal DNA and genealogical records. 



Holiday Party & Pot Luck
Saturday, December 16
Holiday Party & Pot Luck  (Member Show & Tell)
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Join us for our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition
The festivities start with the Holiday Potluck at noon.  Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert or $5.00 per person.  WAGS will provide meatballs, baked beans, rolls and beverage.  Please sign up at our November meeting, or contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell at hospitality@wagswhittier.org by Wednesday, December 13 so we will know how many attendees to plan for.
 
The December Show & Tell starts at 1:00 pm. Share information you found out about your family tree this past year, a brick wall breakthrough, a family story, or a family treasure.  Presentations should be about five minutes long.  To sign up, contact our Program Chair, Roger Mount, at program@wagswhittier.org.



Speaker To Be Announced
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Speaker To Be Announced  (Annual Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
35th Annual Seminar
 
The WAGS Seminar Committee is hoping to announce our 2018 Seminar Speaker soon!  Watch this space for updated information as it becomes avaiable.