Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier High School 1904
Whittier High School 1904: 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

WAGS General Meeting
Saturday, April 20, 2024
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Pacific Time
Featured Speaker:  Lisa Vogele
Topic:  How to Walk in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors
Sorensen Library Meeting Room
6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606
+ Zoom
Lisa Vogele will be joining us on Zoom to present this talk. 
Whether you're interested in planning a trip to visit the U.S. battlefields of your patriotic ancestors, walkiing the streets of an ancestral village, or meeting distant relatives, heritage travel offers a rich and rewarding experience.
Learn Lisa's top tips for researching, planning, and connecting on your personal journey.  Find out how to avoid common pitfalls, what DNA tests reveal, and  how they can be used for heritage travel when your paper trail ends.
Come hear inspirational stories from real-life heritage experiences!

The virtual doors will open between noon and 12:30 p.m. and those of you who join online can chat with one another on Zoom before the meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. 

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* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.

Life Story Writers Group
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend our next 
Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Wednesday, April 24th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held in person only at:
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

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