Welcome to the website of the Centre County Genealogical Society, a dedicated group of genealogists with a Centre County, Pennsylvania connection. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the society strives to serve its members and the public through informative meetings and workshops, a quarterly newsletter, and the publication of various types of county records. All meetings are free and open to the public and are held September to June, usually on the first Thursday of the month. Special events such as our Annual Family Heritage Afternoon at the Grange Fair and genealogy workshops are held throughout the year.

Society News…

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program for this Thursday, August 6, 2015 has been changed to Ancestral Quest – a free software package designed to help those doing genealogy research organize and store their work.  The Genetic Genealogy 103 DNA; The Results program originally planned will be rescheduled for a later date.

Our Annual Family Heritage Afternoon at the Grange Fair will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 1:30 to 4:00 in the Recreation Building. Please stop by!

The fall classes of Genealogy 101 – Plus, an introduction to doing your own genealogy research, will be held Tuesdays, September 22 and 29 and October 13 and 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at Foxdale Village, 500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College. There will also be one Saturday class on October 17 to be held in the Pennsylvania Room of the the Centre County Library in Bellefonte. A $30 donation is requested to cover materials used during the class. If you are interested in taking this course you must pre-register before the first session by emailing Judy Heald or calling 814-422-8657.

Attention Members! The Society welcomes contributions for the newsletter from our members: interesting historic newspaper items, articles about families, summaries of research finds, etc. Please contact our newsletter editor, Bob Wilkins, if you have something you would like to submit.

Vicky Droll, CCGS Treasurer, and Ellen Copper, CCGS President, present Pete High of the Boalsburg Cemetery Board with a check.

Vicky Droll, CCGS Treasurer, and Ellen Copper, CCGS President, present Pete High, Boalsburg Cemetery Board President, with a check.

The Society was recognized by the Centre County Historical Society at the Historic Preservation Awards ceremony held on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Tom Jolin presented “Civil War Era Music” on October 3, 2013.

Tom Jolin and Battery B

Tom Jolin and Battery B