Welcome

About Our Society

LAWGS was founded in April 1982 for the purpose of supporting and promoting genealogical activity in the Westside of Los Angeles.

We hold meetings bimonthly on the 3rd Tuesday of odd-numbered months, at 7:00 pm, at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library (www.lafhl.org), located at 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025. (310) 474-9990

The LAFSL is located behind the Los Angeles LDS Temple on “Temple Hill” and downstairs in the Visitor’s Center. Access is via the east side of the Visitor’s Center.

2018 meetings will be: January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17, September 18, and November 20

Each general meeting follows this format:

7:00 – 7:15 pm — Pre-meeting activities

7:15 – 7:30 pm — Brief business meeting, announcements, surprise drawing

7:30 – 9:00 pm — Scheduled program (usually a speaker)

We welcome guests at our meetings.

Program Speakers

January 16, 2018 —– Jackie Ireland: “What’s New on Ancestry: Public Family Trees and Other Features”

March 20, 2018 —– Kristi Sexton: “Digital Backup”

 

Membership

We welcome anyone who is interested in discovering their genealogy and in meeting people with similar interests. Together we can find where all those bones are buried and those hidden secrets that our ancestors tried so hard to conceal!

Genealogy is the consummate “mystery tour” – so join the hunt and who knows what missing treasures you will find!

We welcome all levels of genealogical skills from beginners through advanced. Current members are eager to help new members.

Basic membership dues, per year, are $20 per individual, or $25 for a family. In addition to our meetings and speakers, your membership will include our bimonthly newsletter. Memberships run from January through December.

Please contact Programs Chair Tom Lane at tomransomlane@gmail.com and he will e-mail a membership application to you. Or just come to our next meeting and check us out first.

For more information about LAWGS, please contact our President, Joan LoPear by e-mail at lifesong4@ca.rr.com or by phone at (424) 228-5307.

Board Members

LAWGS EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

PRESIDENT: Joan LoPear

E-mail: lifesong4@ca.rr.com; Phone: (424) 228-5307

1st VICE PRESIDENT (for Programs): Tom Lane

E-mail: tomransomlane@gmail.com

2nd VICE PRESIDENT (for Education): Vacant

TREASURER:   Suzy Goulet

RECORDING SECRETARY: Anne Goodenough

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Vacant

MEMBERSHIP: Vacant

PUBLICITY: Wanda Henderson

NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Phyllis Kaelin

LAWGS Executive Board members invite any interested LAWGS members to attend their regular board meetings which are held at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of odd months. For more information or directions, please contact our board President.