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…

Please join us for our next program on Thursday, February 2 when Christine Millinder, Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphan’s Court, will talk about functions provided and the records held in her office. Everyone is invited!

CCGS is seeking a responsible volunteer Website Coordinator, to carry us forward as Lisa moves out of this role. This position is vital to the smooth functioning of the Society. The Coordinator maintains the website, curating content and taking care of administrative tasks (hosting and domain name, PayPal integration). She/he also administers Society user/email (gmail) accounts, online storage, and the calendar.

Optionally, the Website Coordinator can also act as the Society’s Facebook administrator; see below.

If you are comfortable using computers and have some aptitude/experience with website content management, we can use you! During a transition period, Lisa will help get you up to speed on the various tools and tasks involved. You need not be based in Centre County to be Website Coordinator. If you want to volunteer or learn more about what’s involved in this responsible position, please write to Lisa Kerns at webmaster@centrecountygenealogy.org and/or Richard Wade at vpresident@centrecountygenealogy.org.

The Society is seeking a responsible volunteer to act as Facebook Administrator, posting information and photos regarding events and items of interest, and responding as “the Society” to the public. Ideally, this person should be able to attend Society events in Centre County, to document them visually.

This position is available immediately or as soon as a volunteer is found. Lisa Kerns can help with the transition, as she moves out of this role and you move in! If you are comfortable using Facebook and willing to post once or twice a week on behalf of the Society and watch for inquiries that need a response, or wish to know more about this position, please write to Lisa at webmaster@centrecountygenealogy.org and/or Richard Wade at vpresident@centrecountygenealogy.org.

CCGS elections were held on Thursday, October 6. Newly elected officers for 2017 will be Ellen Copper as Vice President and Elaine Prestia as Recording Secretary, with Vicky Droll re-elected to the position of Treasurer. Richard Wade will move from the position of Vice President into the position of President, in accordance with our Constitution & Bylaws, succeeding Justin Houser. Thank you to our members who attended the meeting and participated in the election!

The Index to the CCGS Cemetery Series is now online and free to the public!

Check out our programs and events from the last year!

…and if you missed us at the fair, check out our photos on Facebook from Family Heritage Afternoon at the Grange Fair on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Members, handouts from several programs along with newsletter articles are now available in our Members-Only section of the website.

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.