Meetings & Events

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


Genealogy 101 

Oct 21 & 28, Nov 4 & 18                 10 am – 3:30 pm                  $30

at Centre County Library, Bellefonte, PA  ( Oct 21 session at the Bellefonte Art Museum)

Preregistration required, limited to 10.                                             Contact

Please bring a laptop computer (Windows or Mac).  A limited number of laptops will be available for use during the class.




Centre County Library Historical Museum


Genealogy for Beginners

Saturday, July 15th               11 am-12 pm       In the Historical Museum

Learn more about searching for your ancestry and where you came from.  This workshop will cover:

Getting organized and starting out  *  Accessing electronic resources  * Free tools and resources in the PA room  *  Overcoming roadblocks in your research  *  What to do when you’ve finished

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!

Find your ancestors * Learn about family history *See family photographs *Search databases of local families*Learn about county organizations holding records


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.

CCGS_2017_Sep7-Houser-flyer pdf

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Election of Officers for 2018
What You Know That Ain’t So!

7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Richard Wade will talk about temptation, traps, and truth, and how to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Historical Pennsylvania Newspapers
presented by Sue Kellerman
7:00 p.m.
Foxdale’s Meeting Room (2nd Floor)
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College

Sue Kellerman will tell us the latest about digitization and access.

December 2017
Annual Holiday Party

Details to be announced!

For information about CCGS programs,
contact CCGS President, Richard Wade
Last updated on June 3, 2017