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WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, May 22
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St, Whittier CA 90602
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting is held in person on the fourth Wednesday of each month* at the Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier CA 90602.
 
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 12
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
 


Beth Swartz
Saturday, June 15
Beth Swartz  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Centi What, Morgan Who.. Working with Your DNA Results
Beth Swartz will be joining us in person at the Sorensen Library in Whittier.
This presentation covers the basics of using Ancestry DNA results to understand your ethnicity, create a DNA tree, sort and triangulate matches to identify unknown relatives. Also provides updated information on new features as they come out.


WAGS Writers Group
Tuesday, June 25
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St, Whittier CA 90602
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting is held in person on the fourth Wednesday of each month* at the Whttier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier CA 90602.
 
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 10
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
 


Dana Palmer CG®, CGL(SM)
Saturday, July 20
Dana Palmer CG®, CGL(SM)  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Finding Records Using the Resources on FamilySearch
Many records exists online and in repositories. Learn how to use the resources on FamilySearch to find them.
 
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, July 24
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St, Whittier CA 90602
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting is held in person on the fourth Wednesday of each month* at the Whttier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier CA 90602.
 
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 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 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
 


Orange County FamilySearch Center Road Trip
Saturday, August 17
Orange County FamilySearch Center Road Trip  (General Meeting and Speaker)
Road Trip!  Orange FamilySearch Center
We will be going on the road on August 17th to visit the Orange County FamilySearch in the City of Orange.
We will have more details closer to the time of the event.
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, August 28
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St, Whittier CA 90602
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting is held in person on the fourth Wednesday of each month* at the Whttier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier CA 90602.
 
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 11
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, September 21
Christine Cohen  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Naturalization and Citizenship
Naturalization is the process by which an alien becomes an American citizen. These records can provide a researcher with valuable information such as an ancestor’s person's birth date, birth location in the old country, occupation , immigration year, marital status, spouse information, witnesses' names and addresses. Naturalization and the individual steps to citizenship could be done at any “court of record” of which there were 5,000 in the United States. 
 


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, September 25
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St, Whittier CA 90602
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting is held in person on the fourth Wednesday of each month* at the Whttier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier CA 90602.
 
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 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.  
 
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
 


Sunny Jane Morton
Saturday, October 19
Sunny Jane Morton  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Intrroduction to US Church records:  Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the acclaimed book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, October 23
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St, Whittier CA 90602
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting is held in person on the fourth Wednesday of each month* at the Whttier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier CA 90602.
 
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 13
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
 


Sara Cochran
Saturday, November 16
Sara Cochran  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
From A Box In The Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom:  Organizing and Digitizing Your Family Photos
​Photos remain at the root of Sara's love of family history.  These precious glimpses into the lives of our ancestors are a treasure in their own right, and without proper care they will be lost to time.  Today, Sara will provide some insight into the history of the photograph and provide strategies for organizing your own photo collections so that both current and future generations can enjoy them.
 
As a teenager attending a family reunion, Sara was awed by her Grandmother's collection of photos that documented the early years of her family.  Inspired to know more about the people in the photos and bitten by the genealogy bug after exploring just some of the information her Grandmother had gathered over the years, Sara began her own explorations into the family tree, which has roots in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Austria, as well as most of the United States.
 
 



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, December 11
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
 


WAGS Annual Holiday Show & Tell
Saturday, December 21
WAGS Annual Holiday Show & Tell  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorensen Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
Join us for our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition!
We are encouraging WAGS members and friends to join us in our December Show & Tell and Holiday Party.
Member participation is what makes this event successful. 
 
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,Christine Cohen, at program@wagswhittier.org.