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


Life Story Writers Group
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend our next 
Life Story Writing Group Meeting
Wednesday, December 13 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 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 General Meeting
Saturday, December 16, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Pacifiic Time
WAGS Holiday Party and Show & Tell
Join Us for Our Annual Holiday Tradition*
Sorenson Library Meeting Room
6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606
+ Zoom
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.  Did something you learned at one of our meetings lead you to a new discovery?  Tell us about it!
Presentations should be up to five minutes long so that as many people as possible can share.  To sign up, or if you have any questions, email our Program Chair, Christine Cohen, at program@wagswhittier.org.

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. 

To join the meeting on Zoom on November 18th, click on the link below:  

To add our monthly meeting to your online calendar, download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system by clicking here.:
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.

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