Meetings & Events

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


Thursday, March 3, 2016
Bastards, Bridges & Bawdy Houses:
Using Quarter Session Records in Genealogy

presented by Gerald H. Smith
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer


Beginning Saturday, March 5, 2016
– for four Saturdays in March and April
Genealogy 101 – Plus

Want help finding 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.
Pre-registration required. Classes are limited to the first 10 who register.
See the Spring 2016 Genealogy 101 Flyer for more information
– including how to register!


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Searching for a Pennsylvania German Ancestor
presented by James M. Beidler
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

Applying genealogical basics to the peculiarity of searching for the rich records relating to America’s first large ethnic minority population.


Thursday, May 5, 2016
Genealogy using World War I Records
(presenters to be announced)
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

We’ll focus on Pennsylvania records and especially the 28th Division — Pennsylvania’s National Guard; but lessons can often be applied to your relatives in other states.


Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Pennsylvania Room Service Project
6:45 p.m.
Centre County Library and Historical Museum
203 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte

This annual event uses volunteer assistance on various projects in the Pennsylvania Room. The work session topic to be determined. Arrive about 6:45 p.m., work as long as you wish (ending by 8:30 p.m. at the latest). All volunteers are welcome.


Thursday, July 21 or 28, 2016
CCGS Picnic
4:30 p.m. to sunset

Check back for date, location, and details!


Sunday, August 21, 2016
Family Heritage Afternoon
at the Grange Fair
(time and location to be announced)
Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall


For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS Vice President & Program Chair, Richard Wade
Last updated on February 6, 2016