Sunday, January 31, 2010

Genealogy Basics Class

Are you new to genealogy? Do you wish you knew how to start and where to start your research? Taking a class is the answer to your questions. Saturday, Feb 20 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we will offer our Genealogy Basics Class for you first time genealogy researchers. Learn where to begin your research, methodology & organizational tips. The class will be held at the KHCPL South. For required registration call the Genealogy & Local History Department at 765-450-5885.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

All You Need is Friends

Everyone needs friends and the Genealogy and Local History Department is very fortunate to have a whole group of friends called the Howard County Genealogical Society. This group provides support by way of volunteers, financial support, and moral support. This group helps out in the department, helps with events that we offer to the community, and even purchases books for the collection. This year’s officers are President – Marcia Ford; 1st Vice President – Patty Callahan; 2nd Vice President – Cindy Stover; Secretary - Tracey Morris; Treasurer – Janice Blanchard. You do not need to have ancestors from Howard County to join the Society, just an interest in family research. Dues are $15 a year and include the quarterly newsletter. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month November through March and at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month April through October. Call the Genealogy and Local History Department at 450-5885 for more information.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Funeral Notices Now Online

Our very latest addition to the Howard County Memory Project just went live a few hours ago. This collection is local Funeral Notices. Funeral Notices were published and delivered to people in the community as handbills. Locally, this custom began in the 1800’s and continued into the early 1900’s. The information in a Funeral Notice usually included name of the deceased, family names, date of death, date and location of services, clergy in charge of services, place of interment and sometimes pall bearers, and served as an invitation to the funeral. This method of communication was used before the telephone, the Internet and the other methods we use today. See this latest collection and enjoy our other local history offerings at Click on Collections > Local History > Funeral Notices. Special thanks to Janet, our Digitization Coordinator.

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Newspapers in Genealogy Research class

The GLHD offers classes throughout the year and our next class will be "Newspapers in Genealogy Research". You will learn the value of the information found in newspapers from your ancestral community. These are the very newspapers that your ancestors may have read. The types of information that can be found and how to access various newspapers will be discussed. This class will be held Tuesday, January 19 from 6-8 pm at KHCPL South. For required registration call the Genealogy Department at 450-5885.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A New Temporary Home

The Genealogy & Local History Department is now located in our temporary home at 4053 South Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902. Phone: 765-450-5885. Our hours are Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10am-5:30pm -- Thurs: 10am-8pm -- Sat: 10am-3pm.
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