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WAGS Writer's Group
Wednesday, May 22
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
 



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 sessions, following with presentations by Christine Cohen in October and Rick Frohling in November.


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.
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
 



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, following with presentations by Christine Cohen in October and Rick Frohling in November.


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, sign up at our June meeting, or contact our Program Chair at program@wagswhittier.org.



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 Frohlingwill present morning classes inOctober and November.  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 5:00 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 explore the genealogical library collection of the Orange County California Genealogical Society.    We will circulate sign-up sheets for carpools at the June and July Meetings.
 
Meet at the Whittier Masonic Lodge at 10 a.m. to organize carpools, or you can travel on your own to the library, planning to arrive by 11 a.m..  The library closes at 5 p.m. 
 
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
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.

 

 



David Flint
David Flint  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 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 focus 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.
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.

 




Christine Cohen
Saturday, October 19
Christine Cohen  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier CA 90602
AmericanAncestors.org
The website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society is www.americanancestors.org.   It provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online. We will explore all these resources and how they can help you in your research.


Steven Dugan
Saturday, October 19
Steven Dugan  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Homestead Museum *
The Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum is just over the hill from Whittier at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry.  Join Steven Dugan as he discusses the history and holdings of the musuem, the Workman & Temple families in this overview of this valuable local history resource.
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



Rick Frohling
Saturday, November 16
Rick Frohling  (Morning Class)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Websites - Top to Bottom & Side to Side - Getting More Out of Your Online Visit
This talk will focus on features of genealogy websites (or any website) that you may not be using to your full advantage.  Scroll to what may be hidden at the bottom of the page, and see what is on the sidebars.  Check out FAQs, Help, About Us, Search, Site Maps and other common and uncommon website features that may be the key to unlocking what you need to know.  


Kristi L. Sexton
Saturday, November 16
Kristi L. Sexton  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA 90602
Grandma's Dress Quilt - From the Bed to a Book*
A little bit of  a biography about Grandma's quilt, how it came to be, and what to do with it.  What do we do with heirlooms we inherit, grab, pass down.  Do we keep them?  Pass them on?  Display them?  Your story and your heirlooms will determine your results. 
 
*This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



WAGS Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 21
WAGS Annual Holiday Party  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier CA
Our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition continues!
Christmas is coming and it's time for Annual December "Show & Tell."  We hope you will begin preparing early to share your genealogy experiences and finds to inspire and inform other members at this always interesting program.  Be sure to let our Program Chairs know if you would like to "Show and Tell."
 
Our past Holiday Party refreshments have ranged from major member pot lucks to coffee and dessert.  We will let you know what the plans are as soon as they are finalized for the 2019 Holiday Party - times may be subject to change -  stay tuned!