Meetings & Events

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

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! Take a look at our family photo collection, publications of local records and cemetery transcriptions, and displays! Talk with our members! Representatives from other local groups and individuals with specialties will also be available to talk about genealogy, history, and more: DAR Bellefonte Chapter, Centre County, PA, Centre County Chapter of the SAR, DUV of Civil War PA Tent 62 Katherine Wilson Curtin, Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Milesburg Museum & Historical Society, Larry Harpster (Ferguson Township), Jimmy Brown (Civil War), Steve Zimmerman (Howard area), Nancy Taylor (Burnside Township), Judy Heald (Quaker), as well as George Adgate, Justin Houser, and Dave Wallace with their own genealogy databases. Hope to see you there!

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
Program Flyer

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 August 16, 2016