Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Depot 1896
Whittier Depot 1896: 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 next meeting will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018
Scroll down for more information on the meeting.

Registration is now open for our 2019 Seminar. 
Visit our Seminar Page for more information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morning Class - Bill Cole
11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2018
Breathe Life Into Your Genealogy Through the Power of Story
​Bill consideres himself a master storyteller and hopes to pass along his passion to you.  He believes, "If history and genealgoy were taught in the form of stories, they would never be forgotten."  In his talk, you will experience the power of story and learn systematic methods of how to construct stories.  You will learn the answers to three key questions:  1) What are the elements of a good story?  2) What makes a story powerful?  3) What engages the audience in a story?
 
Lunch Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2018
You can brown bag, order delivery, scour Uptown Whittier for a quick lunch, or save all that hassle and just reserve a lunch that will be hot and ready for you at noon without having to go anywhere!
Join your fellow genealogists for fellowship, discussion, and lunch.  Lunch will be a savory tortilla bean soup, along with dessert, beverage and more - and the suggested donation is still only $5.00!
Contact our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, at dandmbenell@earthlink.net by Wednesday, October 17th to reserve your lunch.
 
WAGS General Meeting - Diane Henriks
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2018
Publishing Your Family History
Family History is a social science that involves other people.  As you learn about family members and their experiences, you should share their story with others.  Join Diane as she teaches you how to organize, prepare, and publish your family stories for your own family and the public.
 
 
 
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 September 26th, 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.
 
 
 
 

September 26
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 ...

October 7
Christine Johns Cohen at the Czech Area Genealogical Club
Cousin Baiting & Cousin Stalking - Finding Descendants This class will discuss the many ways to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart forward in time. ...

October 20
Bill Cole
Breathe Life Into Your Genealogy Through the Power of Story ​​Bill consideres himself a master storyteller and hopes to pass along his passion to you.  He believes, "If history and ...

October 20
Diane Henriks
Publishing Your Family History​​ Family History is a social science that involves other people.  As you learn about family members and their experiences, you should share their story with others.  ...

October 28
Sorrowful Soirée
Celebrate life as you learn about death at the Homestead Museum's very first Sorrowful Soirée. People's relationship with death changed dramatically during the time that the Workman and Temple ...