Meetings & Events

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


September 6,  2018. The Intersection of History and Genealogy. The collections at the Centre Furnace Mansion are not focused on genealogy, but clues and connections can be found in stories tied with photos, documents, furniture, decorative arts and other objects. Mary Sorensen from the Centre County Historical Society will give an overview of the collections of CCHS and how best to approach research there or at other similar sites. (7 pm at Foxdale Village, 2nd Floor Meeting Room.  A short membership meeting to will precede the program.)

October 4, 2018. Elissa Powell will join us again, to talk about Sailing Into the Sunset: Tips for Finding Your Ancestors on Passenger Lists. (7 pm at Foxdale Village, 2nd Floor Meeting Room. A short membership meeting to elect Officers will precede the program.)

October 27, 2018 (Saturday). How to Climb Your Family Tree. A one-day Workshop for beginning genealogists, from 9:15 am until 3:00 pm, at Foxdale Village Meeting Room in State College. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. A $20 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. To register or for further information, please email (Ellen Copper).

November 1, 2018. Finding Females in Your Family Tree. A webinar presentation by Mary Penner, this program focuses on research strategies for identifying your female ancestor’s given and maiden names, placing her with her correct birth family, and preserving her story and place in your family tree. A short discussion (Q & A) will follow.

December 2018: Holiday Party. Watch for details.