Whittier Area Genealogical
At the Whittier College Wardman
Parking is free behind the Administration building or the Shannon Center, with a free parking pass from Campus Security. Do not park in the Faculty or Staff spaces.
There is an elevator on the lower level at the east end of the glass windows. Take it to the second level and enter the double doors to the right. Go to the desk and tell them why you are there. Please stop at the desk and sign the WAGS visitor log. Walk straight back to the WAGS collection in the last three rows on the left, across from the restrooms. If you wish to use copy machines, scanners, microfilm and microfiche readers, printers, computers, WALDO (catalog) stations, WiFi, laptop connections, office equipment, or supplies ask for a Guest Pass at the desk.
WAGS Genealogical Library Collection
The WAGS library contains more than 3,000 books and periodicals including:
United States Collection, organized geographically
• Most States and Many Counties
• American Military Records
• Native American, Cherokee works
• England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada
• Germany, Germans to America, 60 vols.
• Other European works
• Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the U. S. National Archives
• Guide to Draper Manuscripts
• Hereditary Register of the U.S.A.
• D. A. R. Patriot Index
• History of Huguenot Emigration to America
More than 60 Ahow
• Atlases, maps
Family History, Biography
• More than 185 Family Histories
• Mayflower Ancestral Index, Mayflower Families
• Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
• Quaker Biographical Sketches
• Royalty for Commoners
Works that support genealogical research:
• The library is the depository for the 34th U.S. Congressional District and for selected California State documents.
• Congressional publications
• Census, business, education topics
Other Resources of Interest
• Who=s Who
• Dictionary of National Biography
• National Encyclopedia of American Biography
• A large Quaker Collection (by appointment)
• New York Times Index 1851-current
• All New York Times on microfilm
• Los Angeles Times and Index 1972-current on microfilm
• National histories world-wide
• War of RebellionCOfficial Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
• Records of Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts
Whittier Area Genealogical Society
The Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) is located in Los Angeles County, CA and is a nonprofit organization founded in May 1981. Meetings, programs and other services are open to the public. You are cordially invited to attend.
The purpose of WAGS is to provide a genealogical society for the people of the greater Whittier area; to encourage and stimulate interest in genealogy; to provide interesting and educational programs; to maintain and expand a genealogical library; to develop and execute genealogical projects; to provide a center for exchange of surnames and genealogical material; to respond to questions from people outside the area. Anyone interested in the purposes of the Society is invited to join.
Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month, January through December at the
7604 Greenleaf Ave.,
Whittier, California, approximately two miles east of the 605 freeway. Click here for a Google map to the meeting place.
Agenda for Meetings
Beginner=s Workshop -B 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
This class meets concurrently with the Refresher/Computer Classes.
Refresher Class/Computer Class C 10:30 am to 12:00pm
These classes alternate monthly, Sept. to May.
Lunch (by reservation) C 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
General Meeting Announcements C 1 pm to 1:15 pm
Featured speaker C 1:15 pm to 2 :30 pm
For Further Information
Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) Web Page
Email Trish Garcia, WAGS Library Director
[updated 17 March
[updated 17 March