Meetings & Events

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

Tuesdays, September 9, 23, 30, & October 7, 2014
Genealogy 101 – Plus
Do you know where YOUR ancestors are??
A series of four genealogy classes to learn how to begin research on your ancestry and get tips to boost what you are already doing.
Meeting Room, Foxdale Village, State College and
Pennsylvania Room, Centre County Historical Library, Bellefonte.
Click on the link above for more information – including how to register!


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.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Presented by Tim Bechtel
7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

What is GPR and how can it be used to find grave sites. Enviroscan, Inc. of Lancaster, PA has taken what started as a soil investigation tool and commercialized it for other uses. They completed a large job near Harrisburg where many old, unidentified graved were located using this technology.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
The People’s Contest Civil War Era Digital Archive
7 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

The People’s Contest Civil War Era Digital Archive project will make a presentation about the Digital Public Library of America. Part of the program will be informative and they will be recruiting volunteers to help transcribe the PA collection. More information is available online.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Genealogical Holiday Party
Time TBD
Latter Day Saint’s Church Cultural Center
842 W. Whitehall Road, State College

The meal will begin with a Pot Luck where each person/family is encouraged to bring an ancestral dish to share. After the meal we will have an open sharing session where those who wish to share an ancestral artifact, story, photo, or brick wall. Fun will be had by all.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Genealogical Resources Available in the
Centre County Recorder of Deeds Office

Presented by Joseph Davidson, Centre County Recorder of Deeds
7 p.m.
Location TBD

For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS Program Chair, Al Jarrett.
Last updated on September 8, 2014

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