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.


September 17, 2019: Meeting of DNA Special Interest Group.
The DNA SIG will meet  7:00 — 9:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17 at Foxdale Village, in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room. See the Home Page for further info.

Thursday October 3, 2019: Comparing the Big Four Genealogy Websites.,,, and What unique content appears on each of these platforms? Which site should I be using NOW, for my current family history research? Do I need to use more than one? What is free and what must I pay for? Can I use this site at the library, or on my phone? Can I build my tree on their website, and should I? In this webinar from April 2019 by Sunny Morton, we will learn the main strengths of each of the Genealogy Giants. Each will get an overview and a discussion of new features, along with shining a spotlight on each site’s U.S. records collection and DNA tools. There will be some time at the end for your questions and our best attempts at answers!

Thursday November 7, 2019: Searching Online Historical Newspapers.

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

Recent Past Events:
August 20, 2019: DNA Special InterestGroup.
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).