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 given below.


Our Next Programs.


September 7th: Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, will present on September 7 th; her presentation is entitled “Death by Undue Means – Coroner’s Records”.


October 5th: Joe Davidson, Recorder of Deeds and Christine Millinder, Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court will be presenting on Centre County records, that is, what is available and how to access them.


November 9th: “I Have a Civil War Ancestor…Now What?” Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail. Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington D.C. Learn what records are available online and how to access them. Brian Rhinehart,


December 7th: Cemeteries: What you can and cannot learn about your ancestors Covering the history and types of U.S. cemeteries and burial practices from the 17 century to the present; as well as available cemetery records.  Justin Houser, Esq.


If you will be attending in person, the presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:30 at South Hills School of Business and Technology.

If you want to attend via Zoom, the Membership Chairperson will distribute the link to attend the meeting.  Pre-registration is not necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McCloskey, CCGS President, at (814) 380-0176 or email or Elaine Prestia, Membership Chairperson, at, (814) 574-0107. Hope to see you at our events!

Recent Past Events:
November 3, 2022: Teresa Mull on “Philipbsubrg’s rugged, romantic, and bogus beginnings”,  and Debbie Arnold on resources for familiy history at the Milesburg Museum.
October 6, 2022: Denys Allen on finding Pennsylvania Vital Records.
September 1, 2022: Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors.
August 4, 2022: Cemetery Projects in Centre County.
May 5, 2022: “Who Put the ‘7’ in the Seven Mountains?”
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).