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…

“Genetic Genealogy 103 DNA; The Results” will be presented by Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D. on Thursday, October 1. Please join us! As always, all are welcome!

Check out our updated listing of Meetings & Events through April 2016 and mark your calendars now!

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. The fall class is nearly full. Email Judy Heald or call 814-422-8657 as soon as possible if you are interested. Pre-registration is required.

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