Monday, March 26, 2012

Rich Funeral Home Database Recognized

The Rich Funeral Home database from the KHCPL website was recently spotlighted in the February 29 issue of the Weekly Genealogist, a publication of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Here is what they had to say about us:
Rich Funeral Home, Indiana
This funeral home database is on the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library website. Howard County is located in central Indiana. Kokomo is its county seat. This database is an index to the records of the Rich Funeral Home, a family business, which was in operation from June 1893 through October 1956. The index was created from photocopies of the company’s records. The data fields in the alphabetical index include name of the deceased, record number, place of death, and notes. The notes field includes age at death, and abbreviations for the cemetery in which the deceased is buried. There is a chart at the end of the introduction page that provides a listing of burial dates and corresponding record numbers. There is also a key to the abbreviations used in the database. The original records for the Rich Funeral Home are in the possession of the Stout Funeral Home in Russiaville, Indiana.

We are honored to be recognized by the NEHGS.
To visit the Kokomo Howard County Public Library database, go to:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

KHCPL is Affiliate Library of FamilySearch

People can now order microfilm directly from FamilySearch (Latter Day Saints) for viewing here at KHCPL. The patron will order the film they want, pay for it by PayPal or credit card and it will be sent here to us at the library. The patron will come in to view the microfilm and we will send the microfilm back for them (there is no charge for shipping the film back).
1. Go to and sign into FamilySearch using the Sign In link located in the top right corner of the screen. If you do not have an account, clicking the Sign In link will help you register.
2. Locate the microfilm number(s) you want to order from the Family History Library Catalog located on . Note: Before ordering any film, check to see if the Family History Library Catalog has a digital copy available online for free viewing.
3. Select your loan type, enter the microfilm number, and click Search. Repeat this step for each additional item.
4. Select the library for the microfilm to be shipped to (Kokomo-Howard County Public Library).
5. Click on Shopping Cart to pay and follow instructions.
For more information, call 765-626-0839 or visit our website at