Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier College Girls Glee Club
Whittier College Girls Glee Club: In front of the D. E. McDonald Packard dealership, 1925
 
Welcome to the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
 
A genealogical society serving the Whittier area
in Los Angeles County, California
 
Next Meeting: April 15, 2017
 
Morning Class 10:30 am
Christine Johns Cohen
My Heritage
Along with Ancestry.com, FamilySearch and findmypast, the up-and-coming MyHeritage is now considered one of the Big Four genealogiy sites.  Growing far beyond its humble roots as only a tree-building site, MyHeritage continues with acquisitions, record addtions and fresh technical tricks.  MyHeritage.com contains over 6 billion historical records, including census, military, newspapers, birth/marriage/death records, and directories. The record collections are most comprehensive for North America and Europe, but hundreds of millions of records from other regions are also available.
 
Join our president, Christine Cohen, as she explores the features of MyHeritage in our April Morning Class.
 
Lunch 12:00 pm
Jambalaya is on the menu for our April meeting, along with one of Pat Stubblefield's tasty salads and a delicious dessert -  all for only a $5.00 donation.  Please make your reservation by Wednesday, April 12 by contacting our Hospitality Chair, Miriam Benell, at hospitality@wagswhittier.org.
 
General Meeting 1:00 pm
Erin Fletcher Singley
Following a brief business meeting, Erin's tobpic will be:
Whittier Public Library History Room Genealogical Resources
Erin is a third-generation Whittierite who has worked at the Whittier Public Library since 2007.  She will share about the resources of the library's Whittier History Room.  As the digital curator of their local history collections she will emphasize the library's online newspaper collection and their street and telephone directories among other items.  This should be a very interesting presentation, since she is also in charge of local history research and interpretation.
 
   
Held at the Whittier Masonic Temple, 7604 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
Please note that the Radisson Hotel shown on the map is now the Doubletree.
  

 
Writer's Group  
 
The next Life Story Writing Group Meeting will be held April 12, 2017 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.
 
 
 
 


April 1
Uptown Whittier Art & Antique Street Faire
Make sure to visit the WAGS booth at the Art and Antique Spring Street Faire.  Enjoy a stroll through the tree-lined streets in Historic Uptown Whittier while you visit with ...

April 12
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 Senior Center.  ...

April 15
Christine Johns Cohen
MyHeritage Along with Ancestry.com, FamilySearch and findmypast, the up-and-coming MyHeritage is now considered one of the Big Four genealogiy sites.  Growing far beyond its humble roots as only a tree-building ...

April 15
Erin Fletcher Singley
Following a brief business meeting, Erin's topic will be:   Whittier Public Library History Room Genealogical Resources Erin is a third-generation Whittierite who has worked at the Whittier Public Library ...

May 6
Whittier Founder's Day
Come visit the WAGS booth at Whittier Founder's Day, an event presented by the Whittier Historical Society and the City of Whittier.  There will be live entertainment, food, activities for kids, ...