Membership Information

It is time to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP  for the calendar year 2024.

If you are NOT YET A MEMBER, please continue to learn about Benefits of Membership and to download the mail-in Membership form, or use our Paypal registration. Your membership will begin immediately and continue through 2024.

If you are in doubt about YOUR MEMBERSHIP STATUS, or wish to update your contact information or submit a new “Super Eights” surname list, please contact

Membership Information & Benefits

Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to join the Centre County Genealogical Society.

Annual dues provide membership from January 1 through December 31 for $20, with a PDF copy of each newsletter emailed to you, or $25 with a (black-and-white) printed newsletter delivered by post (domestic U.S. delivery only). Membership covers an individual, spouse, and unmarried children living at the same address.

We offer two options for submitting
membership information and dues:

Submit online and pay with PayPal using the
PayPal Membership Form
– or –
Print, fill out, and mail the Mail-in Membership Form (PDF) along with your payment.
Mail-in Mem Form: $20 with PDF newsletter
Mail-in Mem Form: $25 with printed newsletter

Note: Beginning with 2019 memberships, new and renewing members must agree to the terms of the Society’s Privacy Policy, which describes what personal data we collect from you, how we use it, how you may correct or delete it, etc.

Benefits of Membership

• Our Membership Secretary will contact you and provide you with the username and password for the Members Only section of the website.  Here you will find recent back issues of our newsletter, handouts from selected programs, etc.

• Members receive our quarterly newsletter, which includes free unlimited queries from members, research aids (such as Orphan’s Court Docket abstracts), news-related items, brief family histories, and much more. Members are invited to submit brief family history articles about Centre County families, or about some unique aspect of their research into a Centre County family. Meeting program summaries also appear in the newsletter for the benefit of those members unable to attend meetings.

• Members receive a 20% discount on all CCGS publications, and are sometimes offered pre-publication prices. We publish material of interest to genealogists and historians. Publications currently available include our Cemetery Series that includes every known cemetery in the county, baptismal records, marriage records, previously published newsletters, and more.

• Members may submit their Super Eights, up to eight surnames used to contact other society members researching the same surnames. See the Members Section of the website for details.

• The Members Section of this website offers online member-specific information including access to the Members Only portion of this website.

For additional information, contact CCGS Membership Secretary, Elaine Prestia.