Welcome to the Centre County PAGenWeb Project!
The goal of this website is to provide the best resource guidance to assist Centre County, Pennsylvania researchers in their quest for their family heritage. This site has been online since 1996 as part of the PAGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project. For basic information on how to begin your own genealogy research, check out the USGenWeb Project's Starting Your Genealogy Research.
About Centre County:
Centre County was formed on February 13, 1800, as the result of "an act erecting parts of Mifflin, Northumberland, Lycoming and Huntingdon into a separate county" and calling it Centre. The county was named for its geographic location, but the exact geographical center of the state is in dispute. The county seat is located in Bellefonte and the county is home to State College, Penn State University, Boalsburg, which claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, and the Grange Fair which is often billed as the biggest of Centre County's family reunions.
Genealogy News in Centre County:
The Index to the Centre County Genealogical Society's Cemetery Series
is now online and free to the public.
The State College Family History is currently closed for renovations.
Contact them to check if they are open.
The PA Room of the Centre County Library & Historical Museum in Bellefonte
will be closed from Friday, April 21 through Wednesday, May 10 for building maintenance.
Contact them to be sure that they are opening May 11.
Join the Centre County PA Genealogy
to connect with others, learn, and share your Centre County genealogy.
We now have over 900 members!
||An external link to online Centre County records contributed to the USGenWeb Archives Project.
||A location guide and links to Centre County Bible records.
||A guide to some Centre County biographical/historical resources.
||A guide to birth records located in Centre County.
||Centre County's cemeteries.
||A link to some U.S. census records for Centre County found online or where to find them, including the 1930 Census Index Project and the 1890 Census replacement.
|An external link to the CCGS website which includes information about programs, publications (including the Cemetery Series), and more.
|Centre County Historical
Records Imaging Project
|An external link to the Centre County Government's HRIP which includes Naturalizations (1802-1929), Revolutionary War Declarations (1820-1835), and Slave Records (1803-1820).
|Church Records & Religion
||Information about Centre County's church records and its citizens' religious practice.
||Connect with other researchers through Message & Data Boards, the RootsWeb Mailing List, and Facebook.
||A guide to death records in Centre County.
|Family Home Pages
||A list of family home pages and websites with a Centre County connection.
| Funeral Homes
||A guide to local funeral homes and available funeral home records.
|Land Records & Deeds
||A guide to land records in Centre and its predecessor counties.
|Lookups & Researchers
||A guide to county lookup sources and researchers.
||Links to useful Centre County maps and geographic tools.
||A guide to marriages occurring in Centre County.
||A guide to military units and burials involving Centre County veterans.
||The six counties which border Centre County and their genealogical/historical sites.
|Obituaries & Newspapers
||A location guide and links to Centre County obituaries, and current and historical newspapers.
|Occupations & Industries
||A guide to some things that people did for a living.
||Places to go in Centre County to get serious about genealogy and history.
||A guide to the county's schools and educational system.
|Townships & Boroughs
||Capsule histories of Centre County's townships and boroughs, with guides to tax records available in each.
|Villages & Place Names
||A listing of known villages and places in Centre County with their township location.
|Wills & Estates
||A guide to wills and estate records in Centre County.
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External Links and Message & Data Boards
must be searched separately
For comments or questions, contact County Coordinator for the Centre County PAGenWeb Project, Lisa S. Kerns.
Copyright © 1997-2017, Centre County PAGenWeb Project
All rights reserved.
You are visitor since July 1, 2005.
Thank you to former co-coordinator, Robert L. Baker, for his contributions.