Meetings & Events

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

April & May 2017
Genealogy 101
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Foxdale Village, State College &
Centre County Library & Historical Museum, Bellefonte
Genealogy 101 Flyer

The spring classes of Genealogy 101, 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, April 22, April 29, May 13, and May 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first three classes will be held at Foxdale Village, and the May 20th class will be held at the Centre County Library & Historical Museum. A $30 donation is requested to cover materials used during the class. Classes are limited and registration is required, so contact us soon by emailing

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Burnside Township, Centre County, PA – Our History is Worth Repeating
presented by Nancy Taylor
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Program Flyer

Thursday, June 1, 2016
The Pennsylvania Room Service Project
6:30 p.m. or whenever you can join us
Centre County Library and Historical Museum
203 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte

In this annual event, volunteers assist with various projects in the Pennsylvania Room. If you have a laptop with spreadsheet software, you can help digitize the Estate index. There are also additional church records (births, baptisms, marriages, deaths) that need to be photographed for our digital transcription project; if you have a digital camera or are just willing to help turn pages or make photocopies, we can use you! Arrive after 6:30, work as long as you wish, ending by 8:30 at the latest.

July 2017
CCGS Picnic
Time & Place TBD

Check back for details!

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Family Heritage Afternoon
at the Grange Fair
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
in the Recreation Building
Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall

Please stop by our annual Family Heritage Afternoon during the Grange Fair! Check back for event details.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Introduction to Eastern European Family History Research
presented by Justin Houser
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Learn how to trace ancestors in Eastern European countries, with emphasis on strategies for finding and using records from countries that were once part of the Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires. Justin Houser will highlight: finding your ancestral village in U.S. records, locating and using church, census, land, and military records, and using the Internet to aid research and find living relatives in the former Soviet Union.

For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS President, Richard Wade
Last updated on April 11, 2017