Meetings & Events

All of our programs are open to the public and free of charge (except where noted). Please note that we no longer meet at Foxdale Village! See the notes about meeting venue (and Zoom) that are given below.


Our Next Programs.


Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Family Search Wiki and Catalog by Amber Oldenberg.  Have you ever wondered where professional genealogists go to begin their research? Do you need help creating a research plan or just need to know when a state began keeping birth records? Or do you want to know how to access millions of records that have yet to be digitized?  All these questions can be answered with the Family Search Wiki and Catalog.  In this session you will learn how to navigate both. . . via Zoom.


If you will be attending in person, the presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:30 at South Hills School of Business and Technology.

If you want to attend via Zoom, the Membership Chairperson will distribute the link to attend the meeting.  Pre-registration is not necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McCloskey, CCGS President, at (814) 380-0176 or email or Elaine Prestia, Membership Chairperson, at, (814) 574-0107. Hope to see you at our events!

Recent Past Events:
November 3, 2022: Teresa Mull on “Philipbsubrg’s rugged, romantic, and bogus beginnings”,  and Debbie Arnold on resources for familiy history at the Milesburg Museum.
October 6, 2022: Denys Allen on finding Pennsylvania Vital Records.
September 1, 2022: Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors.
August 4, 2022: Cemetery Projects in Centre County.
May 5, 2022: “Who Put the ‘7’ in the Seven Mountains?”
March 5, 2020: Interviewing Family Members.
January 14, 2020: DNA Special Interest Group.
December 14, 2019: “Meet & Greet” Open House at the Centre Furnace Mansion.
November 12, 2019: DNA Special Interest Group.
November 9, 2019: How to Climb Your Family Tree (class canceled: underenrolled).
November 7, 2019: Searching Online Historical Newspapers.
October 3, 2019: Comparing the Big Four Genealogy Websites.
September 17, 2019: DNA Special Interest Group.
August 20, 2019: DNA Special Interest Group.
July 18, 2019: “Genealogy After Hours” at the Pennsylvania Room.
July 16, 2019: DNA Special Interest Group.
June 6,  2019: DNA Special Interest Group.
May 4, 2019 : How to Climb Your Family Tree (introductory/refresher course).
May 2, 2019 : Organizational Meeting for DNA Special Interest Group (SIG).