Meetings & Events

All of our programs are open to the public and free of charge (except where noted). Unless otherwise indicated, we will meet at 7:00 pm in the 2nd-floor Meeting Room at Foxdale Village, 500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College.


Thursday November 7, 2019: Searching Online Historical Newspapers. Newspapers can offer vital clues about your family, for time periods not covered by “the usual sources”. They also help add detail to an otherwise bare family tree.  Several different commercial websites as well as several free ones make it possible to research historical papers. This talk will show how to conduct searches on several different platforms, some tips and tricks to get better results, and how to find the newspapers of most interest to you.

Saturday, November 9, 2019: How to Climb Your Family Tree. A one-day workshop for beginning genealogists. This will be held at the Centre County Library Community Room in Bellefonte. Preregistration is required, since class size is limited to 10. A $20 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. For more information or to register, please email Ellen Copper at at least one week in advance.  Tell a friend!

Saturday, December 14, 2019:  CCGS Open House. To be held 1-3 p.m. at the Hearth Room of the Centre Furnace Mansion.  Meet and greet fellow members! Bring friends and family! Light refreshments will be provided. Further details to be announced.

Recent Past Events:
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).