Meetings & Events

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


Beginning Saturday, March 7, 2015
- for four Saturdays in March and April
Genealogy 101 – Plus

Want to find YOUR ancestors?
A series of four genealogy classes to learn how to begin research on your genealogy
or get tips and skills to boost what you are already doing.
Meeting Room, Centre County Library, Bellefonte.
Registration required. Limited to the first 10 who register.
See the Genealogy 101 Flyer for more information – including how to register!
Classes for Spring 2015 are now full, but contact us to be put on the list for Fall 2015.


Sunday, March 15, 2015
Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots
Presented by the Ulster-Historical Foundation
Foxdale Village Auditorium (1st Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

The Ulster Historical Foundation will present a half-day (1:00 to 4:00 pm) program on finding your Scotch-Irish Roots. The program will feature Mr. Fintan Mullan, Executive Director and Ms. Gillian Hunt, Research Officer.
Registration before March 5th is $40.00/person. Registration after March 5th or at the door is $50.00/person. We encourage everyone to register early. Register by sending your name(s) and a check Vicky Droll, 734 McKee St, State College, PA 16803 or you may register and pay using PayPal on this website between February 1 and March 5.
Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots Information
Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots Program Flyer
Online Registration & PayPal Payment


Thursday, April 2, 2015
Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition – Part 2
7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Ancestry.com Library Edition (ALE) is available in all Centre County Libraries and in the Pattee/Paterno Library for client use. The Family History Center also offers access to Ancestry.com. Additionally, there are also many aspects of Ancestry that are free.
The April 2 program will be a follow up to the program presented February 6. We will start with a Q & A session so you can get answers to your questions and concerns. Then Judy Heald and other CCGS members who actively use Ancestry.com will continue to explore new features of Ancestry.com that can make your genealogy research more fruitful. Use of the card catalog, maps, and when it is safe to use public trees will be some of the subjects covered. All are welome! (even if you missed the February 6 presentation)
Program Flyer


Thursday, May 14, 2015
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy DNA
presented by Joyce Furfaro, Ph.D.

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

Program details to be announced.


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.


For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS President, Ellen Copper
Last updated on February 16, 2015

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