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WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, July 13
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held via Zoom.  For instructions on how to join the meeting email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Summer Show & Tell
Saturday, July 16
Summer Show & Tell  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library Meeting Room, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
WAGS Member Show & Tell
It's July, time for a WAGS midsummer tradition that dates back to our beginning.   We invite WAGS members and friends to share about their family history.  This could include bringing a family heirloom and telling a story about it, sharing an interesting fact or recollection of a family member, or explaining how one broke through a brick wall to find an ancestor. 
 
This will be a "Hybrid Meeting."  We will be meeting in person at the Sorensen Library, and on Zoom.
If you would like to share, sign up at our June meeting, or contact our Program Chairs at program@wagswhittier.org.
 
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, July 27
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Parnell Park Community & Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Rd, Whittier CA 90604
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road in Whittier..  For directions or more information, email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, August 10
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held via Zoom.  For instructions on how to join the meeting email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


David Flint
Saturday, August 20
David Flint  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
England Census 1841-1921
England Census Records are one of the three main record groups you are likely to use for researching your ancestors in England. This presentation provides an overview of census records in England Wales from 1841 up to the recently released 1921 Census. It includes discussion of details included in the census returns and the evolution of the census forms and content for those years. A brief overview of pre-1841 population lists that can be used for pre-census research is also covered. A printed handout with selected bibliography for additional reading is provided.
 
This will be a hybrid meeting, held in person at the Sorenson Library and on Zoom.
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, August 24
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Parnell Park Community & Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Rd, Whittier CA 90604
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road in Whittier..  For directions or more information, email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net



WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, September 14
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held via Zoom.  For instructions on how to join the meeting email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net
 


Ted Gostin
Saturday, September 17
Ted Gostin  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Finding Vital Records Online:  Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch *
While many genealogists will stop their search for online vital records after reviewing the commercial site Ancestry.com and the Mormons’ FamilySearch website, there are a multitude of other places on the internet where one might find birth, marriage and death information. This lecture reviews and illustrates the breadth of other vital records sources available, including other online genealogy sites; local, county, and state level public agencies; and from public, university and college libraries, and historical and genealogical societies. 
 
For more information about Ted, visit his website at http://www.generationspress.com/research.html
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.


WAGS Writers Group
Wednesday, September 28
WAGS Writers Group  (Life Story Writing Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Parnell Park Community & Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Rd, Whittier CA 90604
WAGS members and the public are invited to attend the Life Story Writing Group.  
This meeting will be held at the Parnell Park Community Center at 15390 Lambert Road in Whittier..  For directions or more information, email president@wagswhittier.org.
 
See the current writing suggestions at:  https://wagswhittier.org/blog.php?sid=2
 
For more information, contact Kristina Newcomer at newcomerok@charter.net



Jane Neff Rollins
Saturday, October 15
Jane Neff Rollins  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave, Whittier CA 90606 + Zoom
A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words:  Dating Your Early 20th Century Photographs *
Do you have a shoebox full of photos of people you can’t identify? Using her extensive collection of late-19th and early-20th century photographs, Jane will help you identify which clues in each photo can help you pinpoint when and where the photo was taken and who the people might be. 
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by LA County Library.



Diane Henriks
Saturday, November 19
Diane Henriks  (General Meeting and Speaker)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
It's All In the Clues​ *
​Scanty family history? Unknown parents or other relatives? Learn how to document and follow every single clue to build your family tree.
 
Visit Diane's website for more information:
 
* This presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting.



WAGS Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 17
WAGS Annual Holiday Party  (Member Show & Tell)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Our WAGS Annual Holiday Tradition continues!
Christmas is coming and it's time for our Annual December "Show & Tell."  Share your genealogical successes and brickwall-busting stories of 2022.  We’ll celebrate together all our hard work.  Sign up to speak for 5 to 10 minutes.   Sign up sheets will be circulated at our October and November meetings.  Be sure to let our Program Chair know if you would like to "Show and Tell."