Saturday, April 17, 2010

Increase in Genealogy Patrons

GLHD has noticed an increase in the number of patrons making use of the research facility. Could it be because of the television program “Faces of American” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. which was on PBS in February & March? The show highlighted 12 renowned Americans. Could it be the current television program “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Lisa Kudrow? This show is on NBC on Friday nights. The show was recently picked up for another season, so it will have new and fresh faces this fall. Could it be Brigham Young University’s “Generations Project” at where they present average, everyday people and their family history stories? Could it be the Genealogy & Local History Department’s new BLOG at (or link to it from the Genealogy page at )? This makes it easy to keep up with the events and news from the department and the Howard County Genealogical Society. Could it be that people heard me on the WWKI radio program “MaleCall” at 100.5 fm talking about the resources here in the department? If you missed it, you can replay the pod cast by going to . There could be many reasons why there is a noticeable increase in the interest in genealogy, but it is probably because people are realizing that they want to learn about the lives of their ancestors and in turn where they themselves come from. Remember, your genealogy research is never done, so come in and visit the Genealogy & Local History Department and see what we can do for you.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

GLHD Open House Invitation

Who: Genealogy & Local History Dept & the Howard County Genealogical Society
What: Open House & Information Event
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 12 Noon - 3 p.m.
Where: 4053 South Webster St, Kokomo, Indiana
You are cordially invited to join us for tours of our temporary facility, to view demonstrations of our databases, and to learn how and where to start your genealogy research. HCGS members will be on hand to answer questions about the society. You will receive a free Genealogy Beginner's Packet and door prizes will be given away. No registration required.
See you Saturday.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Genealogy Podcast

Last week, I was invited on the WWKI radio program MaleCall to talk about genealogy & what we have available in the Genealogy & Local History Department.

You can listen to the podcast at

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting

During the winter months the HCGS meets on Saturday mornings, but spring is here so we have switched our meetings back to the first Monday night of the month. The next HCGS meeting will be Monday, April 5 from 6-8 pm at the South Branch library. Our speaker will be Renny Simmons with a program on "The Interurban in Elwood and Surrounding Areas". Don't forget to pay your dues so you can keep informed and enjoy the fun.