Meetings & Events

All of our programs areĀ open to the public and free of charge (except where noted).


Thursday, May 5, 2016
Genealogy Using World War I Records
presented by Joe Horvath, PA Military Museum
& Richard Wade
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

We’ll focus on Pennsylvania records and especially the 28th Division — Pennsylvania’s National Guard; but lessons can often be applied to your relatives in other states.


Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Pennsylvania Room Service Project
6:45 p.m. or whenever you can join us
Centre County Library and Historical Museum
203 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte

This annual event uses volunteer assistance on various projects in the Pennsylvania Room. The work session topic to be determined. Arrive about 6:45 p.m. and work as long as you wish (ending by 8:30 p.m. at the latest). All volunteers are welcome.


Thursday, August 4, 2016
CCGS Members Picnic
4:30 p.m. to sunset

All CCGS members and significant others are welcome to the CCGS Picnic at the home of Ellen Copper. Arrive after 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Let’s make this a time of fellowship with fellow genealogists. It is also an opportunity to learn what others are researching and how they are making progress. Contact Ellen for further details and to RSVP.


Sunday, August 21, 2016
Family Heritage Afternoon
at the Grange Fair
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
in the Recreation Building
Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall

Check back for details!


Thursday, September 1, 2016
Getting the Word Out: How to Write and Publish Your Family History
presented by Ellen Copper
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Ellen Copper will relate her experience with assembling materials and making her book.


Thursday, October 6, 2016
Members Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Election of Officers for 2017; an update on CCGS projects; and “open mike” for discussion and suggestions from the floor. October is Family History Month!


Thursday, November 3, 2016
Program to be Announced
presented by Lee Stout, former Penn State University Archivist
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Check back for program topic!


Thursday, December 8, 2016
Annual Holiday Gathering
6:00 p.m.
Hearth Room
Centre Furnace Mansion
1001 East College Avenue, State College

Bring your genealogy stories and brick walls to share. A potluck dinner will be at 6 p.m. Further details will be provided.


For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS Vice President & Program Chair, Richard Wade
Last updated on April 29, 2016