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…

Join us at the Centre Furnace Mansion for our Annual Holiday Gathering on Thursday, December 8! An optional tour of the mansion will be at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Please see the Holiday Gathering Program Flyer for information!

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!

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.


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.