Meetings & Events

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

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

All CCGS members and significant others are welcome to the CCGS Picnic at the home of Ellen Copper. Welcome after 4:30 p.m. with meal at 6:00 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and a dish to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided. 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 by email or phone 238-2066 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
Family Heritage Afternoon Flyer

Please stop by our annual Family Heritage Afternoon during the Grange Fair! Find your ancestors, learn about local history, see family photographs, search databases of local families, learn about county organizations holding records, and more!

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.

September & October 2016
Genealogy 101 – Plus
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
Centre County Library, Bellefonte
Genealogy 101 Flyer

The fall classes of Genealogy 101 – Plus, a series of classes on how to begin research on your genealogy or get tips and skills to boost what you are already doing, will be held Saturdays, September 10, 17, and 24, and October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A $30 donation is requested to cover materials used during the class. Classes are limited to the first 10 who register, so contact us soon by emailing

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 July 17, 2016