Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Vertical Files at the Library

Are you looking for a particular surname in the Howard County area?  Check out the resources available in the Genealogy & Local History Department at the Kokomo & Howard County
Public Library.  We have 10 file cabinets filled with files of information on over 4430 names.  Files are continually being added.  As well as the Surname files, we have additional file cabinets filled with information on local business & industry, organizations, churches, schools, local architecture and more.  Our Vertical File collection is outstanding.  Come in and check it out or go to www.HowardCountyMemory.net to see a list of the surnames.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Howard County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, July 9 from 6 to 8 pm in Meeting Rooms A & B at KHCPL Main.  Ron Tetrick will present a program on "The Life and Times of Lucy (French) Tetrick, 1768-1852".  The public is welcome and for more information call 765-626-0839.  Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at www.KHCPL.org.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Genealogy Humor


  • Genealogists live in the past lane.
  • "Life may change us, but we start and end with family" - Dove Chocolate.
  • Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts. 
  • Don't take life too seriously, it isn't permanent.
  • Fastest way to trace your family tree...run for public office.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

KHCPL Will Be Closed, Wed, July 4th

All Kokomo-Howard County Public Library locations will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day.  Visit the library and the Genealogy and Local History Department online at www.KHCPL.org

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

June Display Case

Red Skelton from Vincennes, Indiana
You still have time to view the June Display Case just outside the Genealogy and Local History Department door.  The display of "Indiana Laughmakers" was put together by Janice Blanchard.  These well known Hoosiers have entertained us for years.  They include George Ade, Kin Hubbard, Bill Holman, Red Skelton, Marjorie Main, Herb Shriner, David Letterman, Jim Davis and many more.  They no doubt have been influenced by other American humorists but they have added their own style, which makes their humor uniquely Hoosier.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Program Reminder: Cemeteries Rock

Just a reminder that the program "Cemeteries Rock" will be presented Wednesday, June 27 in meeting rooms A & B at KHCPL Main.  Cemeteries are great places to find genealogical information, discover interesting folk art and explore different styles of markers.  This program is part of the library's Summer Reading Program theme "My Library Rocks".  Be sure to register online at www.KHCPL.org.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Howard County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, June 11 from 6 to 8 pm in Meeting Rooms A & B at KHCPL Main.  Katie Regan will give a presentation on "Patriotism in Women".  The public is welcome and for more information call 765.626.0839.  Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at www.KHCPL.org.