Meetings & Events

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


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


September & October 2015
Genealogy 101 – Plus
6:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

The fall classes of Genealogy 101 – Plus, an introduction to doing your own genealogy research, will be held Tuesdays, September 22 and 29 and October 13 and 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor Meeting Room at Foxdale Village, 500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College. There will also be one Saturday class on October 17 to be held in the Pennsylvania Room of the the Centre County Library in Bellefonte. A $30 donation is requested to cover materials used during the class. If you are interested in taking this course you must pre-register before the first session by emailing Judy Heald or calling 814-422-8657.


Thursday, October 1, 2015
Family History Month
Introduction to Ancestral Quest

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

An Introduction to Ancestral Quest, a genealogy data base software package, will be presented by Judy Heald and the Genealogy 101 staff. We will look at what Ancestral Quest is, how to download the free version, and the basics of how to enter the results of your genealogy research.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
Introduction to Family Search
7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

An Introduction to Family Search, a Latter Day Saints genealogy website where the genealogy repository at Salt Lake City can be accessed, will be presented by Nancy Taylor. This very useful site is free and available to anyone wishing to search for their family records.


December 2015
Annual Holiday Party

Date and details to be announced.


For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS President, Ellen Copper
Last updated on July 21, 2015