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 attached to each meeting notice.


Our Next Program.

Paul Fagley will present a program, “Who Put the ‘7’ in the Seven Mountains?” We will meet on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 7 pm ET, at South Hills Business School in State College. This is an in-person meeting!  We expect also to offer a Zoom link to CCGS members.

Program: Who Put the ‘7’ in the Seven Mountains, and what are the names of the Seven Mountains? The answer is not as easy as it seems. The Seven Mountains are an area of rugged natural beauty, with many square miles of heavily forested mountains. It contains many areas of unique beauty, such as Bear Meadows. Crossed by US Route 322 roughly in the middle, the “Seven Mountains” is a formidable barrier between north and south in the geographic center of the state. Mixed in with the natural beauty is the romance and mystique of the Seven Mountains. This program is a blend of geology, geography, folklore, romance, and history.

Our Presenter: Mr. Paul Fagley, of Burnham, is a park ranger and an Environmental Education Specialist at Greenwood Furnace State Park. He has authored several papers on central Pennsylvania history including the origins of Pennsylvania’s industrial history. Paul is a 50-year veteran of the Boy Scouts of America and has been the chairman/co-chairman of the Juniata Valley Council Klondike Derby for 39 years. Paul is a Board-of-Directors member of the Mifflin County Historical Society and recently retired.

The Venue: We will meet at South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Dr, in State College. The School is just north of the YMCA (at the corner of Waupelani and Whitehall Rd). There is ample free parking near the Main Entrance (and additional Student Parking farther North on Waupelani). To find Room 24, from the Main Entrance turn left and proceed West (toward the street) down the long corridor to the student lounge area, then turn right and proceed a short distance to Room 24.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes ahead of time to meet and greet fellow members!

South Hills follows State College Borough’s requirements for masking. As of April 22, the Emergency Masking Ordinance is no longer in effect. If masks are not required, feel free to wear one anyway for your own comfort.

Recent Past Events:

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).