|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.
Please join us on Thursday, May 8, 2014 for “Genealogical Resources Available at Latter Day Saint’s Family History Center”. All are welcome!
“Genealogy 101 – Plus” – a series of 3 genealogy classes – will be offered on March 15, April 5, 23 and 26, 2014 (updated dates). Classes are limited to 10 people, so register soon!
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
CCGS Featured Publication:
Delayed Birth Records of Centre County, PA (2011)
This data DVD contains PDF images of approximately 3600 birth records issued by the Orphans’ Court of Centre County from 1941 through 1996. These records are for individuals born in Centre County before Jan. 1, 1906 who did not previously have a birth certificate or whose previously issued birth certificate contained errors. Although most of these records are for births occurring between 1893 and January 1, 1906 (the years for which there are county birth registers), there are also records for much earlier births. Most of the certificates contain considerable data about the individual and his or her parents, such as: full name; date and place of birth, order of birth if of a multiple birth, whether the mother was married to the father, signature and present address of applicant, sex; for each parent the name, color or race, age at the time of this birth, birthplace, occupation, present address. Also included were affidavits from relatives or friends attesting to the accuracy of the data presented, or a statement from a church official regarding the birth information. Included on the disk with the images of the certificates is an index to the names of the applicants and of their parents.
See Publications for more information.