Meetings & Events

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014
“Using Dowsing to Find Unmarked Graves”
6:30 p.m.
Houserville Cemetery, behind the United Methodist Church
1320 Houserville Road

Dowsing is a method used by many folks to locate wells or underwater pipelines. Dowsing has also been used extensively to locate unmarked or unknown graves. For many dowsing is a myth. For those who do dowsing, it is viewed as a reliable method for probing and finding things underground, such as graves. You have the opportunity to witness a dowsing demonstration at the Houserville Cemetery. Our speaker and demonstrator will be Mr. Randall Stover, a resident of Aaronsburg, PA. Randall is an author and an accomplished dowser. He will demonstrate how he can find unmarked graves as part of the program. All Welcome. Bring a chair. We will meet in the UM Church if it rains.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
“Family Heritage Afternoon”
During the 140th Annual Grange Fair
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Emporium, Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall

Are you in interested in your ancestors? Have you tried to find information about your ancestors? Have you hit a brick wall? Could you use some good advice? Stop by our annual Family Heritage Afternoon!
Note: this year we’ve relocated from the Rec Building to the Emporium.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
“Genealogical Resources Available at the Pennsylvania State Archives”
Presented by Jonathan Stayer, Supervisor of Reference Services
7 p.m.
Foxdale Village Auditorium
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

The Pennsylvania State Archives houses the official records of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you are doing genealogical research for ancestors who lived in Pennsylvania, this is a resource that should not be missed. If you have never considered looking for information in the Pennsylvania Archives, do not miss this presentation by Mr. Jonathan Stayer. See the flyer for more information about this program.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Research Trip to the Pennsylvania State Archives

On Wednesday, September 17, CCGS will sponsor a genealogy exploration and research trip to the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. We will first have a brief tour of the Archives and then you may spend the rest of the day researching. We highly recommend that you attend Jonathan Stayer’s talk on September 4 as an introduction to the State Archives. Registration is required by September 10. See the CCGS Trip to PA Archives Flyer for trip information including how to register.

For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS Program Chair, Al Jarrett
Last updated on July 12, 2014

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