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…

Announcing the new Executive Committee members for 2016 who were elected at our November 5 meeting: Richard Wade as Vice President and Judy Hazel as Corresponding Secretary, while Justin Houser will move from Vice President to President! And a big “Thank You” to Ellen Copper and Bonnie Ashcroft, outgoing President and Corresponding Secretary, respectively, for their service!

Please join us for our next program, Bridges & Bawdy Houses: Using Quarter Session Records in Genealogy presented by Gerald H. Smith, on Thursday, March 3. If the weather is iffy, check the website or your email for a cancellation notice.

Genealogy 101 Plus – a series of four genealogy classes – will be offered beginning March 5! Pre-registration is required, sign up now! For information, see the Spring 2016 Genealogy 101 Flyer.

Membership Reminder! If you did not pay your dues for 2016, check out the Membership Information page to submit your membership renewal online or by mail.

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