Meetings & Events

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

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
Society Update: Officers, Projects, and Feedback!
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

Election of Officers (brief, members only); followed by an update on CCGS projects and opportunities to help; and an “open mike” for discussion and suggestions from the floor. Everyone is welcome! October is Family History Month!

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Writing a New History of Centre County: From the Personal to the General
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

There hasn’t been a history of our county written in 75 years, and much has changed. Older histories like Linn’s in the 1880s were encyclopedic, full of names and details. They’re valuable to genealogists but impossible to duplicate. What kind of history do we need and what can we do?

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 September 15, 2016