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…

Coming in March!
The Ulster Historical Foundation will present a half-day (1:00 to 4:00 pm) program on Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
The program will feature Mr. Fintan Mullan, Executive Director
and Ms. Gillian Hunt, Research Officer.
Registration before March 5th is $40.00/person. Registration after March 5th or at the door is $50.00/person. We encourage everyone to register early. Register by sending your name(s) and a check Vicky Droll, 734 McKee St, State College, PA 16803 or you may register and pay using PayPal between February 1 and March 5.
Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots Information
Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots Program Flyer
Online Registration & PayPal Payment

Please join us on Thursday, April 2 for Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition – Part 2. This is a follow-up to our Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition presentation held on February 6. All are welcome – even if you did not make it to the first presentation!

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.

Genealogy 101 – Plus, a series of four genealogy classes, will be held this spring beginning March 7, 2015. Registration is required and limited to the first 10 who register. Classes for Spring 2015 are now full, but contact us to be put on the list for Fall 2015.

Pete High, Boalsburg Cemetery Board President, was presented with a check for $5,000 for their “Save the Graves” fund by the Centre County Genealogical Society on May 28, 2014. Boalsburg Cemetery was vandalized on May 3, damaging 52 memorials with an estimated $100,000 in repair costs.

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


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