Monday, November 12, 2018

Genealogy Short Class - Scanners

The next Genealogy Short Class will be on Scanners, Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn how to use a photo scanner to save your photos electronically.  We will teach you.  Registration is required.  Register online at

Sunday, November 11, 2018

100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

Today is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  This was called "The Great War" and it began in 1914 and ended November 11, 1918.  We honor those who served then and now.  We will always remember. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Howard County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, November 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A & B at KHCPL Main.  Amy Russell will present a program on our latest project.  The Indiana State Library has awarded the Kokomo- Howard County Public Library and the Howard County Historical Society a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. KHCPL and the Historical Society will be digitizing local Civil War documents.
The public is welcome to attend the meeting and for more information call 765-626-0839.  Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Genealogy Short Classes

The Genealogy & Local History Department always has new and exciting programs to offer.  The latest is the Genealogy Short Class.  Various topics will be covered in these classes, so be sure to mark your calendar on the following Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. so that you don't miss out.  Registration is required.  Register online.

  • Genealogy Short Class: Genealogy Charts - Nov. 8
  • Genealogy Short Class: Scanners - Nov. 15
  • Genealogy Short Class: Ancestry Library Edition - Nov. 29
  • Genealogy Short Class: Howard County Memory Project - Dec. 6
  • Genealogy Short Class: Newspaper Databases - Dec. 13

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Genealogy Humor

  • Searching for lost relatives?  Win the lottery.
  • Genealogy: A haystack full of needles.  It's the threads I need.
  • My family tree is a few branches short! Help appreciated.
  • Genealogical Bonsai - Little Family Trees.
  • It takes about five years for a walnut tree to produce nuts, but this is not true of a family tree.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Genealogy Silent Auction - Still Time

There is still time to get your bid in for the "Silent Auction" of duplicate or superseded genealogical and historical materials during the month of October.  See a list of what is available on the website at or view the items in the department.  You can enter a bid by filling out the form on the website or in person at the library.  We may have the treasure that you have been looking for.  The bidding ends October 31 and you will be notified if your bid was the winning bid.  For more information call the department at 765-626-0839.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Research Trip to Ft Wayne

An all day research trip to The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library will be offered on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Participants will carpool and leave the parking lot behind the Main Library at 7:30 am, arriving back in Kokomo at approximately 7:30 pm.  The group will stop at a restaurant in Fort Wayne before returning to Kokomo.  For required registration, call 765.626.0839.