Newsletter

Centre County Roots, the newsletter of the Centre County Genealogical Society, is published quarterly and mailed to members as a benefit of membership. Issues include feature articles, research aids, news-related items, and queries submitted by members. For more information about Centre County Roots, contact Cindy Galbraith, Newsletter Editor.

Newsletters from 1978 to 2007 are available on CD-ROM (CCGS Newsletters, 1978-2007 CD-ROM), which is available for use at the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library & Historical Museum and the State College Family History Center, and is available for purchase though the CCGS. See CCGS Publications for more information.

Newsletters from 2007 to the present are available online for members in the Members Section.

Regularly published articles include “Message from the President,” “Welcome New Members,” “Member Updates,” “News from the Pennsylvania Room, Centre County Library,” “Centre County Research,” “Centre County Information” and “Books Available from CCGS.”

 

Recent newsletters also include:

  • Winter 2013 (Volume 38, No. 1)
    • Melchior Dunkle Sales Agreement, submitted by Janet Taylor
    • 3 Killed and 4 Injured by Dynamite Explosion at Whiterock Quarries, from the Democratic Watchman, November 12, 1937, article submitted by Kathy Snook
    • Samuel Askey, More Than a Hunter From Centre County, submitted by Donald E. Askey
    • Anna Harter & Fredrick Kurtz 1892 Trip to California by train to attend the National Editorial Association, from The Centre Reporter, articles submitted by Frances W. Rodier
    • In Our County 100 Years Ago … Smallpox Scare, from the Democratic Watchman, January 17, 1913
    • Orphans Court Records, Abstracts from Docket A (February 20, 1819 – April 29, 1819), transcribed by Susan Ferrill
    • News from the Pennsylvania Room, Centre County Library, submitted by Ali Zawoyski
  • Fall 2012 (Volume 37, No. 4)
    • Clues from the Family Bible Record of Jacob and Louisa (Krebs) Dunkle, submitted by Justin Kirk Houser
    • History of Whiterock Quarry in Pleasant Gap, information submitted by Ray Noll
    • Super 8′s 2012
  • Summer 2012 (Volume 37, No. 3)
    • Spanglers came to Brush Valley in 1790s, submitted by Vonnie Henninger
    • Early Settlers in Centre County, PA – The Steers, submitted by David H. Stere
    • Hutton Family PSU Tradition Dates Back to Founder Evan Pugh, submitted by Dr. Maurice F. Hutton
    • From Democratic Watchman, October 27, 1893, submitted by Elizabeth Dutton
    • Editorial from Centre Reporter, May 24, 1867, Fred’k Kurtz, Editor, submitted by Frances Rodier
    • Our Mitchells and Religon, submitted by Donald G. Honeywell
    • May 1892 Trip to California by train from Centre Hall, PA of Frederick Kurtz and his wife, Anna Harter, submitted by Frances Rodier
  • Spring 2012 (Volume 37, No. 2)
    • Centre County’s Adventists, submitted by Justin Kirk Houser
    • Elusive Kinsman, submitted by Robert C. Kuhn
    • Emilie Davis Diary, submitted by Connie Cole
    • 1800 Centre County Census, submitted by Mimi Reed
    • Scotia Mines Employee Update
  • Winter 2012 (Volume 37, No. 1)
    • Who Was Elizabeth Auman, submitted by Justin Kirk Houser
    • The Evolution of Tyrone Township, Blair County, PA: Twelve different townships in four different counties, 1786-1846, submitted by Karen Morrow
    • Report from the Tower, January 30, 2012, submitted by Cheri Banks, Vice President, CCGS
    • Preserving Brush Valley History, submitted by Vonnie Henninger, President of the Penns Valley Area Historical Museum
    • Scotia Mines Employee Update
  • Fall 2011 (Volume 36, No. 4)
    • Super 8′s 2011
    • McFeely Brick Company
    • A Report on Col. Samuel Miles, by Ralph Seely, taken from the book Great Buffaloe Swamp, 4th edition
    • Genealogy conferences within driving distance for 2012
  • Spring/Summer 2011 (Volume 36, Nos. 2 & 3)
    • Lost Photo Looking for Its Family
    • Ancestors of James, John, Rebecca, and William English, Who Participated in the Revolutionary War, submitted by Ted Bainbridge, PhD
    • Cathcart/Wilson Bible, submitted by Timothy Martin
    • Orphans’ Court Records (January 1819)
    • New Publications from CCGS:
      • Delayed Birth Records of Centre County, PA (CD-ROM)
      • Death Records of Centre County 1852-1854 & 1893-1905, previously published but now also on CD-ROM
      • Centre County, PA: Index to the CCGS Cemetery Series (CD-ROM)
      • The Warrant Map of Centre County, PA (book and companion CD-ROM)
    • 100 Years Ago in Centre County (articles from Democratic Watchman and Centre Democrat newspapers)
  • Winter 2011 (Volume 36, No. 1)
    • George Valentine
    • Evan and Rebecca (Valentine) Pugh
    • Spring 2011 Seminar outline and John T. Humphrey biography
    • The Valentine and Thomas Families of Centre County, submitted by Gary F. Coppock
    • Civil War Soldier Adam Weight, submitted by Bert Waits
  • Fall 2010 (Volume 35, No. 4)
    • Civil War Soldiers General James A. Beaver and Simon Harper
    • Meet Cheri Banks (CCGS’s new vice president)
    • Spring 2011 Seminar
    • 1890 Census of Centre County Civil War Veterans
    • Profile of Civil War Soldier Lewis Anthony Chase, submitted by Julia Houston
  • Summer 2010 (Volume 35, No. 3)
    • CCGS Service Project at Bellefonte Library, June 2010
    • Super 8′s 2010
    • John George Weight b. 1763 Monument Dedication, submitted by Bert K. Waits
    • Two New Publications! (The Cemeteries of Rush Township and The Cemeteries of Bellefonte Borough)
    • The Centre County Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Inventory Project
    • Ada M. Royer Family, submitted by Kim Minier
    • Orphan’s Court Records (Novemer 1818 and January 1819), transcribed by Susan Ferrill
    • Update on Online PA Death Certificates, submitted by Tim Gruber
    • Online Education Courses by Family History Library, submitted by Mimi Reed
  • Spring 2010 (Volume 35, No. 2)
    • Genealogy 101 – Plus, submitted by Judy Heald
    • 1850 Manufacturing Census for Centre County, Pennsylvania, transcribed and submitted by Mimi Reed
    • We All Need to Have a Genealogical Codicil, reprinted with permission from the Zion Genealogical Society
  • Winter 2010 (Volume 35, No. 1)
    • CCGS Receives Preservation Award
    • The Early Settlement of Nittany Valley (from “The Genealogical and Personal History of Allegheny Valley”) submitted by George and Joyce Adgate
    • The Lick Run Presbyterian Church, submitted by Joyce Adgate
    • Bury My Heart With J. Blair Linn, submitted by Janet Taylor
    • Perry County to Centre County – Some Origins of African American Families, submitted by Janet Taylor
    • Scotch-Irish Interviews
    • Genealogy 101 Classes
  • Fall 2009 (Volume 34, No. 4)
    • CCGS November Meeting Highlights
    • What was it like growing up in the Great Depression?
    • A Family of Physicians, The Descendants of Dr. Robert VanValzah, Center Reporter August 8, 1889
    • Talking Pennsylvanian
    • Fall 2009 Genealogy 101 Workshop
    • The Smallest Casualities of War, by Dorie Leathers
    • U.S. Census
    • Research in the Pennsylvania Room and the Library Historical Museum, by Kitty Wunderly
    • Tips and Ideas to Get Around a Research Brick Wall, by Nancy Stover
  • Summer 2009 (Volume 34, No. 3)
    • Super 8′s 2009
    • Newspaper Pieces
    • Marriages of Centre County Residents at Simpson Methodist Church, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania
    • Descendants of John Henry Meyers
    • Daniel Yeager, Justice of the Peace, Snow Shoe, Centre County
    • Resources Online (PA’s Past Digital Bookshelf at Penn State)
    • Who were the Centre County Census takers 100 years ago?
    • Diary of the Female of the Future (April 1878)
    • 1926 Family Reunion in Ferguson Township (Neidigh-Kustenborder-Freinshoft)
    • Tips and Ideas to Get Around a Research Brick Wall
  • Spring 2009 (Volume 34, No. 2)
    • Vacationing in Victorian Cape May, New Jersey – the Valentine Family
    • Franklin Methodist Episcopal Sunday School Union Society
    • People who lived around the Junction in the village of Huston or Nittany
    • Tips and Ideas to Get Around a Research Brick Wall
    • Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogy
    • Newspaper pieces
    • A Celebration of Milesburg Baptist Church History, 1825-1837
    • Irish Quakers
    • Itinerant Ministry
    • Locating children in a family – Orphans’ Court Records in Pennsylvania
    • Names of County Officers Since 1800 (1915)
    • New Publication from CCGS – Centre County Birth Records, 1893-1905
  • Winter 2009 (Volume 34, No. 1)
    • Orphan Schools
      Jacksonville School
      Cassville School
      McAlisterville School
    • Pennsylvania Soldiers’ Orphan Schools
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights
      November – Adams Rogers shared his research into what happened to soldiers – primarily our Centre County ancestors – when they returned from the Civil War.
      December – Dinner and Dick Pencek’s program “Pewter in America” held at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House.
    • Centre County in 1832
    • Tips for Finding German Ancestors
    • Orphanages Funded by Philanthropists
  • Fall 2008 (Volume 33, No. 3)
    • Recognition of Farm Land Preservation – Second Centre County Bicentennial Farm
    • Documenting Charles B. and Linda L. Hall’s Bicentennial Farm
    • The Dick’s Run Advent Cemetery
    • “Was Adam Stover Kugelfest?” by Janet Grindall Taylor
    • What did they mean?
    • Finding Ancestors…Sometimes in Unusual Ways
    • Flitting Day in Pennsylvania
    • Jurors for Court 108 names choses from 600 (1890)
    • Milestones
    • Super 8′s
    • Genealoy Day at the State Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA September 20, 2008
  • Summer 2008 (Volume 33, No. 2)
    • Penn Hall – Spring Mills Academy 1866-1908
    • Family Heritage Day, Centre County Grange Fair, August 24, 2008
    • Democratic Watchman, Friday March 31, 1911: Centre County Census Figures
    • Marsh Creek Semitary Record
    • Federal Direct Tax of 1798
    • Milestones
    • Burials in Bellefonte Union Cemetery from the Records of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bellefonte: Record Books 1 & 2
    • Some Idioms, Quaint Sayings and Othe Interesting Expressions
    • Green Burials
  • Spring 2008 (Volume 33, No. 1)
    • Tracing Your Irish Roots Workshop held March 8
    • Centre County Veterans of the War of 1812
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      March – Presentation by William Russell on PA Dutch Pow-Wow and shaman practices
      April – Presentation by Nancy Lee Stover on the history of early quilt patterns
    • War of 1812 Update
    • Milestones
    • The Hoy Family by Joyce (Hoy) and George Adgate
    • Longevity of the Brew/Hamilton Family
    • Brungard Church, Miles Township, Centre County
    • Changes in Marriage License Requirements
    • What’s Old and New in the Pa. Room by Kitty Wunderly
  • Winter 2007/2008 (Volume 32, No. 4)
    • War of 1812
    • Centre County Veterans of the War of 1812
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      October – Presentation by Bruce Teeple, local historian, on the political culture of moonshine in Central Pennsylvania
      November – Presentation by Jean Laughlin of the Mifflin County Historical Society
    • What’s Old and New in the Pa. Room by Kitty Wunderly
    • Tavern Keepers (applications published in the Centre Democrat March 22, 1845)
    • Super Eights 2007
    • William Robb and Catherine Eakins
    • John Robb descendants
    • Our View – Valuing a region’s heritage
    • Remembering Ken Hunter
    • Want to Discover your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors? Ulster Historical Foundation, USA lecture tours
  • Fall 2007 (Volume 32, No. 3)
    • Pennsylvania State Land Records
    • “The Legend of Christian Van Pool, 1774-1866″ by Mimi Reed
    • Genealogy Day – The State Library of Pennsylvania – September 29, 2007
    • Courthouse records lists of Civil War volunteers of upper Bald Eagle Valley
    • Some Sources For Genealogical Research at the Pennsylvania State Archives
    • 1829 in Bellefonte
    • Milestones
    • New Publication from the Society (The Cemeteries of Boggs Township)
    • Philipsburg — A Town of Firsts (reprint of a handout prepared by Margy Marshall, Philipsburg Historical Foundation)
  • Summer 2007 (Volume 32, No. 2)
    • PA-CENTRE Reunion June 18, 2007
    • Milestones
    • “The Name Quilt” by Anita T. Sprankle
    • “Ancestor Adventure Continued” by Judy Ream Hazel
    • Michael Weaver Dedication Ceremony held on May 27, 2007 at Millheim, PA; speeches by Justin K. Houser and Landy Gobes
    • Halfmoon Township, Centre County Presentation by Elwood Way, June 18, 2007 PA-CENTRE Reunion
    • Lancastrian Method of Teaching
    • Centre County Cares…
    • Epidemics
    • List of Spring Township Males Fit for Military Duty – 1864
    • Ladies “drafted” into Civil War service, Democratic Watchman September 26, 1861
    • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865
    • Centre County Veterans’ Club
    • Tavern Keepers recommended for license at August 1803 Centre County Court Sessions
  • Spring 2007 (Volume 32, No. 1)
    • Memories of the Civil War – Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Simcox tells interesting story
    • Thrilling History of Woman’s Life – Aged Resident Depicts Her Experiences With Husband During Civil War Days
    • Looking Back…the way it was, education and teaching
    • Nancy Hill Smith, a founder of CCGS
    • PACENTRE Listserv Reunion
    • Orphans Court Records: 29 Apr. 1818 – 27 Jun 1819
    • “Michael Weber, Patriot and Citizen” by Debra Weaver Nydegger
  • Winter 2006/2007 (Volume 31, No. 4)
    • Independent Order of Odd Fellows
    • Introducing Your Officers for 2007 (Judy Heald & Sue Rossman)
    • Germania, Burnside Township
    • Roll of Honor, Pensioners Residing in Centre County
    • Centre County Residents in the Early Quakers of the Muncy Meeting (additional information)
    • “The Askeys: Making a Name for Themselves in Centre County” by Donald E. Askey
    • The Presbyterian Church in Penns Valley
    • The Potter Families in Centre County
    • Orphans Court Records: 27 Aug. 1817 – 2 May 1818
  • Fall 2006 (Volume 31, No. 3)
    • Some Centre County Connections
    • Centre County Residents in the Early Quakers of the Muncy Meeting
    • “Port Matilda Veteran Volunteered 65 Years Ago To Liberate Cuba” from the Centre Democrat, November 1, 1962
    • “Wagner Boys on the Orphan Train” by Andre J. Dominguez
    • Finding Boyd Heckman’s Roots (includes Peter A. Heckman family genealogy by Beverly Foust)
    • “Super Eights”
  • Summer 2006 (Volume 31, No. 2)
    • From Granger’s Pic-nic to the Centre County Grange Fair
    • Spanish American War
    • Philippine-American War
    • Updates to Meyer Cemetery, Benner Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
    • Orphans Court Records: 2 May 1817 – 27 Aug. 1817
  • Spring 2006 (Volume 31, No. 1)
    • Women’s Rights
    • “Lost and Found, The Story of Sarah Elizabeth Stover Needham” by Patricia Stover Fair
    • What is a Brick Wall?
    • “Houtz Family” by R. Fred Houts
    • Orphans Court Records: 27 Jan. 1817 – 28 Apr. 1817
  • Winter 2005/2006 (Volume 30, No. 4)
    • Sleigh Ride Murder Trial of 1887 (reprint from Mifflin County Historical Society)
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      September – “Quaker Research in Chester County – or – Maybe I Really Am My Own Grandma” by Judy Heald.
      October – no meeting.
      December – annual potluck dinner.
    • Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)
    • Bellefonte Church Census
    • Improved Society of the Red Men
    • Gravestone Cleaning and Photography
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 28 Aug. 1816 – 27 Jan. 1817
    • “Exploring Pennsylvania’s Digital State Archives for your Veteran Ancestors”
  • Fall 2005 (Volume 30, No. 3)
    • The Fall 2005 CCGS Surname Research File. This newsletter issue features the surname index to the pedigree charts and surname cards that have been submitted by members of the CCGS. The charts are housed in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte and in the State College Family History Center.
  • Summer 2005 (Volume 30, No. 2)
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      April – Penn’s Valley Area history and photos presented by Vonnie Henninger
      May – The Blair County Genealogical Society with Jim Snyder and Bob Hewitt.
    • J. and J. Potter Day Book
    • Pennsylvania Christian Endeavor (PACE)
    • Sunday School
    • History of the Spring Mills Union Sunday School 1828-1878
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 24 Apr. 1816 Pg. 185 – 26 Aug. 1816
    • Brief History of Cedar Creek Cemetery, Harris Township
  • Spring 2005 (Volume 30, No. 1)
    • Thomas Ferguson
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      January – “Erbtown – A Look at Ferguson Township and Early Settlers” with Bob Hazelton
      February – “Juniata, River of Sorrows” with Dr. Dennis McIlnay
      March – presentations by the Preservation Department at Pattee Library, Penn State University
    • Society’s 2005 Volunteer (Elizabeth Dutton)
    • Auction Treasure!
    • Walker Township Church Records
    • Commomwealth of Pennsylvania Burial Ground Rights
    • The Bank War
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 29 Nov. 1815 Pg. 174 – 22 Apr. 1816 Pg. 184
  • Winter 2004/05 (Volume 29, No. 4)
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      October – “The Story of Orviston – All Company Towns Ain’t Bad” with Jim Davy
      November – Annual Potluck Dinner
    • Ferguson Township Pioneers (issue focus)
    • Glenn Family
    • Borland Family
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 28 Aug. 1815 Pg. 169 – 29 Aug. 1815 Pg. 175
  • Fall 2004 (Volume 29, No. 3)
    • In Search of Robert Moore
    • A new publication in the cemetery series! (The Cemeteries of Miles Township, Centre County)
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      August – “Bringing Families Together” at the Grange Fair
      September – Penns Valley Area Historical Museum in Aaronsburg
    • One hundred years ago…what a difference a century makes!
    • Marking the Spot
    • Descendants of Robert Moore
    • Civil War Researchers…Take Note
    • George Grove’s Estate and the Fair View School
  • Summer 2004 (Volume 29, No. 2)
    • Volunteer of the Year (Ellen Copper) (reprinted due to missing text)
    • NGS Standards
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      May – Speakers from the Alpine Star Lodge of the Sons of Italy, Lock Haven
    • June 3rd and 5th, 2004 at Centre County Memorial Park Cemetery
    • Centre Pioneers: The Curtins
    • An Ancestor’s Story: John B. Kern
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 26 Apr. 1815 Pg. 163 – 28 Aug. 1815 Pg. 169
    • Residents of Centre County from the 1800 Census
  • Spring 2004 (Volume 29, No. 1)
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      March – Centre County Courthouse Records with Joe Davidson, Recorder of Deeds
    • Volunteer of the Year (Ellen Copper)
    • The February 2004 CCGS Surname Research File. This newsletter issue features the annual surname index – 23 pages with more than 5800 surnames – to the pedigree charts and surname cards that have been submitted by members of the CCGS. The charts are housed in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte and in the State College Family History Center.
  • Winter 2003/04 (Volume 28, No. 4)
    • February — Black History Month
    • New Publications from CCGS
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      November – annual potluck dinner
      December – dinner meeting at Schitzel’s Tavern in Bellefonte with Jim Beidler, columnist for German Life magazine
    • About Sheriffs. Centre County Guardians of the Peace
    • Section featured from “The Black, Mulatto, and Allied Families of Centre Co. PA.” Compiled by Contance Cole, 2003.
    • Cemetery Project
    • News from Our Neighbors … Clinton County Genealogical Society
  • Fall 2003 (Volume 28, No. 3)
    • Philip Benner, Centre County Pioneer and Businessman
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      September – Sons of the American Revolution with Don Mengle, Centre County Chapter of the SAR and Daughters of the American Revolution with Nancy Stover, Bellefonte Chapter of the DAR.
      October – “Pennsylvania in the Civil War” with Dr. David Valuska in a joint session with the Centre County Library and Historical Museum by a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in celebration of Family History Month.
    • Mann Axes – axe factory
    • Family of General Philip and Ruth Roberts Benner
    • October 2, 2003, 10th Annual United Way Day of Caring
    • Surname Files Wanted
    • Resource Online at www.MennoSearch.com
  • Summer 2003 (Volume 28, No. 2)
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      May – revised meeting with attendees sharing names, locations, successes and brick walls in their research.
    • Education and Walker Township including Walker Township High School Graduates 1904-1956
    • Early Naming Practices
    • The National Archives Census Microfilm Rental Program – with brochure
    • Grange Fair — Bringing Families Together
    • James Alexander Descendants Organize First Homecoming
    • CCGS Workshops for Beginning Researchers
    • Centre Pioneers: The Weavers
  • Spring 2003 (Volume 28, No. 1)
    • Restoring Your Family Photos with Cyndi Carey, Graphic Design Specialist in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State (CCGS Feb. 2003 meeting focus)
    • “Crosthwaite” research results in book by society member
    • CCGS Meeting Highlights:
      March – Joan Wilson Hantel and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants
      April – The PAGenWeb Project: Its Promise and Pitfalls with Bob Baker, Website Coordinator for Centre County, GenWeb Project
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 26 Apr. 1815 Pg. 163 – 28 Aug. 1815 Pg. 169
    • Genealogists now have own B&Bs
    • He didn’t want to be his own grandfather – from the Bellefonte Republican, December 17, 1891
    • Centre Pioneers: The Logans
    • Good News for Genealogists & Historians – Back in Print: Mother Cumberland
  • Winter 2002/03 (Volume 27, No. 4)
    • The Winter 2002/2003 CCGS Surname Research File. This newsletter issue features the surname index – 20 pages with more than 5600 surnames – to the pedigree charts and surname cards that have been submitted by members of the CCGS. The charts are housed in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte and in the State College Family History Center.
  • Fall 2002 (Volume 27, No. 3)
    • Pennsylvania Germans Were Good at Writing It Down with James Beidler, Executive Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (CCGS Oct. 2002 meeting focus)
    • Major Family History Resource Now Available at Schlow Library
    • Day of Caring
    • Mapping Centre County into the Future with Rod Brown, overseer of the Geographic Information System for Centre County (CCGS Sep. 2002 meeting focus)
    • Meet Our New President (Nancy Lee Stover)
    • Meet Our New Recording Secretary (Judy Heald)
    • A Day for Caring and a Month for Family History
    • Maps for Genealogists at Penn State Library
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 2 Dec. 1814 Pg. 156 – 25 Apr. 1815 Pg. 163
    • Centre Pioneers: The Mussers
    • Reminder about the Surname File – with pedigree chart
  • Summer 2002 (Volume 27, No. 2)
    • Trip to Harrisburg Productive for Some
    • So, Where Is My Family in the 1930 Census?
    • The Earliest “Pennsylvania Dutch” with Annette Burgert, noted scholar and genealogist (CCGS Apr. 2002 meeting focus)
    • A new CCGS publication, The Cemeteries of Curtin, Howard, and Liberty Townships, Centre County, Pennsylvania
    • Centre County’s 1930 Enumeration Districts and Special Places
    • Local Story – by Lloyd and Sue (Edworthy) Robinson
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 24 Aug. 1814 Pg. 146 – 2 Dec. 1814 Pg. 155
    • The Scotch-Irish of Central Pennsylvania with Dennis Lowe, an antique arms dealer and presently working for the Boal Mansion, Boalsburg (CCGS May 2002 meeting focus)
    • Centre Pioneers: The Hulls
    • Rockview Prison and Centre County Jail 1930 Census
  • Spring 2002 (Volume 27, No.1)
    • Centre County Catholicism – A Look Back with Father D. Timothy Grimme of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte (CCGS Mar. 2002 meeting focus)
    • Primary Records
    • Cemetery Publications
    • CCGS joins Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania “Partners” program
    • The Underground Railroad of Centre County with Candace Dannaker, candidate for Lieutenant Governor and ex-mayor of Bellefonte (CCGS Feb. 2002 meeting focus)
    • 1930 Census
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 25 Jan. 1814 Pg. 137 – 24 Aug. 1814 Pg. 146
    • Local Story – A Bellefonte Experience by Marlene Ford
    • Centre Pioneers: The Livingstons
  • Winter 2001/02 (Volume 26, No. 4)
    • The Winter 2001/2002 CCGS Surname Research File. This newsletter issue features the surname index – 20 pages with more than 5,500 surnames – to the pedigree charts and surname cards that have been submitted by members of the CCGS. The charts are housed in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte and in the State College Family History Center.
  • Fall 2001 (Volume 26, No. 3)
    • Telling Stories a Critical Link to the Past with Bonnie Kyofski, Professor of Education at Mansfield University and Director of the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance (CCGS Oct. 2001 meeting focus)
    • New Penn State Website of Help to Genealogists
    • Quakers of Central Pennsylvania with Elwood Way (CCGS Sep. 2001 meeting focus)
    • Eagle Scout Candidate Oversees Cleanup of Friends Cemetery
    • The Penns Valley Infantry
    • CCGS Gives Grange Fairgoers Double Dose of Family History
    • Photographic History on Display at Penn State
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 23 Aug. 1813 Pg. 127 – 25 Jan. 1814 Pg. 137
    • Centre Pioneers: The Rhones
  • Summer 2001 (Volume 26, No. 2)
    • Day-Long Conference Helps Searchers in Building Bridges
    • Major New Database of 1880 U.S. Census Now Available in Bellefonte
    • The Underground Railroad in Central Pennsylvania with Charles Blockson, foremost collector of African-American memorabilia, historian of renown and author of a number of books, held on the Penn State campus (CCGS Apr. 2001 meeting focus)
    • More Historical Pennsylvania Records Now Available in Digital Space Archive
    • Faiths of Our Fathers and Mothers Shared at Methodist Conference
    • RootsWeb.com: Popular Internet Site Revamped
    • Centre Pioneers: The Eminhizers
    • Grandma and the Family Tree poem
    • Neff Funeral Home Records – 1853-1939 index of names Robb thru Zimmerman
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 25 Nov. 1812 Pg. 121 – 24 Aug. 1813 Pg. 127
  • Spring 2001 (Volume 26, No. 1)
    • The Personal Side of the Civil War’s Centre County Regiment with Doug Macneal, editor of Centre County Heritage (CCGS Mar. 2001 meeting focus)
    • Centre County by the “New Numbers” (Census 2000)
    • Estates Through the Years with Roger Bierly, Centre County’s Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan’s Court (CCGS Jan. 2001 meeting focus)
    • Understanding Genetics and Medical Family History with Gerald McClearn, Evan Pugh Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State (CCGS Feb. 2001 meeting focus)
    • Neff Funeral Home Records – 1853-1939 index of names Lucas thru Robb
    • Building Family Bridges Conference information and registration
    • A Celebration of Centre County’s Methodist Heritage
    • Centre Pioneers: The Allisons
    • Member Profiles
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 30 Apr. 1812 Pg. 115 – 27 Jan. 1813 Pg. 121
  • December 2000 (Volume 25, No. 4)
    • Genealogical Society Reflects on a Quarter Century
    • “Central Pa. Settlers From Slovakia” with Dr. Michael Kopanic, a Commonwealth speaker with Pennsylvania Humanities Council (CCGS Oct. 2000 meeting focus)
    • What’s New at the Library” with Lee Stout, archivist and librarian for Special Collections, held at the Pattee and the Paterno Library (CCGS Nov. 2000 meeting focus)
    • The December 2000 CCGS Surname Research File. The Surname Index -16 pages of surnames – to the pedigree charts and surname cards that have been submitted by members of the CCGS. The charts are housed in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte and in the State College Family History Center.
  • September 2000 (Volume 25, No. 3)
    • Family Heritage Afternoon…a Resounding Success
    • Happy 25th Birthday, CCGS!
    • A Month in the Life of a Genealogist
    • Member Profiles
    • What’s in a Family History Center? with Donna Chin (CCGS Sep. 2000 meeting focus)
    • Centre Pioneers: The Housers
    • Neff Funeral Home Records – 1853-1939 index of names Holt thru Lucas
    • 1840 & 1850 Census Township Population Maps
    • Remembering Our Patriots
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 20 Sep. 1811 Pg. 105 – 28 Apr. 1812 Pg. 114
  • June 2000 (Volume 25, No. 2)
    • Cemetery Care Day
    • “Making Iron on the Bald Eagle” with Dr. Gerald Eggert, Professor Emeritus (CCGS May 2000 meeting focus)
    • Counting Centre Countians One More Time with Phil Cappel, Census 2000 State College-based office manager (CCGS Apr. 2000 meeting focus)
    • Finding U.S. Bureau of the Census Records in Centre County
    • Ancestor Adventure
    • County’s Cemeteries jointly held with the Centre County Historical Society at Centre Furnace Mansion (CCGS Mar. 2000 meeting focus)
    • Tombstone Readers at Union Cemetery
    • Just Dying to Read About Cemeteries?
    • Centre County Genealogical Society Cemetery Inventory Project
    • Member Profiles
    • In Memoriam
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 27 Aug. 1811 Pg. 98 – 24 Apr. 1809 Pg. 104-5
    • Neff Funeral Home Records – 1853-1939 index of names Daily thru Holmes
    • 1820 & 1830 Census Township Population Maps
  • March 2000 (Volume 25, No. 1)
    • The Importance of Values in Genealogy with Bruce Teeple, curator of the Aaronsburg Museum (CCGS Feb. 2000 meeting focus)
    • Centre County’s Bicentennial
    • “Ask the Expert” Night in January with Margy Marshall of the Philipsburg Historical Foundation, Gladys Murray who was in charge of the Pennsylvania Room’s genealogical collection at the Centre County Library for 23 years, and Nancy Stover who has published several books on Centre County Records (CCGS Jan. 2000 meeting focus)
    • Who qualified for bounty land claims?
    • Some Thoughts about “Living Legend” Status for Gladys Murray
    • Adopt-a-Cemetery
    • Local Railroad History presentation by Mike Bezilla of Lemont and Jack Rudnicki of Havertown
    • 1800 & 1810 Census Township Population Maps
    • Was one of your grandparents an Enumerator? (listing of the 1900 Census Centre County enumerators)
    • History of The Centre Reporter
    • Centre Pioneers: The Krapes
    • Orphan’s Court Docket A abstracts: 27 Nov. 1810 Pg. 91 – 27 Aug. 1811 Pg. 98
    • Neff Funeral Home Records – 1853-1939 index of names Adams thru Cyphert
    • CCGS Index for Volume 24 — 1999

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