Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Golden Rule Store
Golden Rule Store: Photo courtesy of Whittier Public Library Whittier Historical Photograph Collection
Welcome to the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
A genealogical society serving the Whittier area
in Los Angeles County, California
Our Los Angeles Library Road Trip will take the place of our General Meeting on Saturday, June 16th, 2018
​Many thanks to our departing Board Members, Don and Pat Jebens and Marilyn McCarty, as well as Duane Benell, who has served for many years as our Research Chair.
​Congratulations to our new Board Members, Brian Swanson, Stefanie Miller, and Ruth Wash, as well as our new Research Chair, Trish Garcia!
Morning Class
Our Morning Class Program Will Resume in September
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Summer Vacation - No Morning Classes
Click on Upcoming Events to find out what exciting morning programs we have planned starting in September, when Morning Classes will resume.
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pat Stubblefield and her dedicated volunteers will be taking a well-deserved break for the summer.  They plan to resume providing lunches in September.
  • On June 16th, due to our field trip to the Los Angeles Public Library, the Lodge will be closed after the morning Board Meeting.
  • On July 21st, join us before the General Meeting for our Annual Ice Cream Social in the Masonic Lodge at 12:30 pm.
  • On August 18th,  feel free to come early to the Lodge with your brown bag lunch and chat with your fellow genealogists before the 1:00 pm August General Meeting.
Our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, will resume taking lunch reservations in September.
Road Trip to the Los Angeles Public Library!
(Due to this road trip, there will be no General Meeting or Speaker in June)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
More about our Road Trip
Our Program Director, Roger Mount, has planned a road trip to the Los Angeles Public Library for our June Meeting.  We will meet at the Whittier Masonic Lodge at 10:00 AM, and will organize carpools to travel to the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in downtown Los Angeles.  We are planning to arrive at the library by 11:00 AM if you would like to join us there.  If you couldn't make it to the May meeting and can help us out by driving in June, or you need a ride, email program@wagswhittier.org to sign up, or to get more information.
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.
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602

Writer's Group  
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm.   
The meetings are held at the Whittier Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month.   Click here for suggested writing topics for the next meeting.

May 23
WAGS Writer's Group
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 ...

June 16
Los Angeles Public Library Road Trip
Road Trip!  Los Angeles Public Library   Our Program Director, Roger Mount, is planning a road trip to the Los Angeles Public Library for our June Meeting.  We will meet ...

July 21
Show & Tell and Ice Cream Social
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 ...

August 18
Gary Fredericksen
Identifying Old Pictures in a Family Collection  From a family photo collection, mostly unidentified, that was scanned and sent to him on a flash drive, Gary Fredericksen developed a process ...

September 15
Sara Cochran
Locating Records in Archives from Your Couch ​​The digital age has brought billions of records to genealogists' living rooms.  However, there is much more only available in hard-copy.  Learn how ...