Meetings & Events

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


Thursday, May 14, 2015
Genetic Genealogy 101
DNA; The Basics
presented by Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D.

7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

DNA analysis is an emerging component of genealogical research. Over the next months the Centre County Genealogy Society is presenting a series of programs focused on how to use DNA analysis to help with your research.

This initial program (1st of three) focuses on the basics of DNA. What is DNA? What are its components? Where did your DNA come from? What can we learn from a DNA analysis? What can be proven from a DNA analysis? Our speaker is Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D. a neuro-biologist in the Psychology Department at Penn State.


Thursday, June 4, 2015
Genetic Genealogy 102
DNA Testing
presented by Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D.

7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

DNA analysis is an emerging component of genealogical research. This program is the 2nd of three programs designed to help you understand how DNA testing may help with your genealogy research.

This program will include information about the most popular Y-chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) tests as well as briefer descriptions of other relevant DNA tests. (We will not cover DNA testing for medical purposes.) What can be learned from each of these tests? What are the requirements? Who should be tested, etc? Our goal is to have folks leave this program knowing what tests they may wish to have completed and where to go to have the test done. Our speaker is Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D. a neuro-biologist in the Psychology Department at Penn State.


June 2015
The Pennsylvania Room Service Project
6:30 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. All volunteers are welcome. Date to be announced.


Thursday, July 16, 2014
CCGS Members Picnic
Arrive between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m.

All CCGS members and significant others are welcome to the CCGS Picnic at the home of Ellen Copper. Arrive after 3:30 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 additional details.


Thursday, August 6, 2015
Genetic Genealogy 103
DNA; The Results
presented by Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D.

7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

DNA analysis is an emerging component of genealogical research. This program is the 3rd of three programs designed to help you understand how DNA testing may help with your genealogy research.

This program will focus on explaining what the Y-chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA test results mean and how to interpret them. This program will include a Q & A session and provide considerable time for interaction about your results. Hopefully many who were interested in having a DNA tests done would have their results back and may have questions. Our speaker is Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D. a neuro-biologist in the Psychology Department at Penn State.


Sunday, August 23, 2015
Annual Family Heritage Afternoon
during the Grange Fair

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Recreation Building
Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall

Program details to be announced.


Thursday, September 3, 2015
Genealogical Resources Available
in the Prothonotary’s Office
presented by Debra Immel, Centre County Prothonotary

7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Program details to be announced.


Thursday, October 1, 2015
Family History Month

Program to be announced.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Program to be announced.


December 2015
Annual Holiday Party

Date and details to be announced.


For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS President, Ellen Copper
Last updated on April 10, 2015

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