Friday, January 26, 2018

Genealogy Happenings in 2018

Now is the time to make genealogy plans for 2018.  Here are a few dates to remember:

Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2018
Roots Tech
Salt Lake City, Utah

Apr 11 - 14, 2018
Ohio Genealogical Society
Columbus, Ohio

Apr 28, 2018
IGS Annual Conference
New Albany, Indiana

May 2 - 5, 2018
NGS Family History Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aug 22 - 25, 2018
FGS Annual Conference
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kokomo Stars

Come in and view the January Display Case just outside the Genealogy and Local History Department door.  Janice Blanchard has put together a display of "Kokomo Stars".  These are famous people from the Kokomo area including Sylvia, Leon Ames, Strother Martin, Ryan White, and Norman Bridwell to name a few.  Is there a name you are not familiar with?  Come view the display and find out more about that "Kokomo Star."

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Genealogy Basics Class Reminder

Just a reminder, now is the time to sign up for the Genealogy Basics Class (It's Free), scheduled for 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 20 at KHCPL Main.  Feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.  Handouts will be provided.  Call 765-626-0839 to register.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Genealogy Humor

Snow, snow, cold, snow, and more cold, yes it is winter in Indiana.  How about some genealogy humor to take your mind off the snow and ice.
*My hobby is genealogy, and I raise dust bunnies as pets.
*You know you are addicted to Genealogy when you refer to cemeteries as ancestor farms and headstones as concrete evidence.
*A will is a dead giveaway.
*What do you mean my Birth Certificate expired?
*My family tree is lost in the forest.
*Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.
*It's hard to believe that someday I'll be an ancestor.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Howard County Genealogical Society Membership

It's a new year.  Have you paid your dues for 2018?  Single/Family memberships for the Howard County Genealogical Society are available for $15.00.  Enjoy monthly meetings, informative programs, and friendships with people with like interests.  Send your membership fee to the Howard County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 176, Kokomo, Indiana 46903-0176 or pay in person at the Genealogy & Local History Department.  If you have questions, please call 765-626-0839.  Renew you membership or become a new member of HCGS.  Pay your dues now.  Don't miss out.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Program

The National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM) is a new national monument slated to be built by 2021 in Washington, D.C.  It honors the service members who served and died in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  Teens and adults are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 16 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at KHCPL South as lead architect Randy Schumacher, AIA of CSO Architects and NDSWM board member, Desert Storm Veteran and Design Committee Vice Chair Kent Shively discuss the preliminary design as well as the status of the memorial.  Visit for information about the memorial.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

KHCPL will be closed Monday, January 15

All library locations will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at

Monday, January 8, 2018

Meeting Canceled

The Howard County Genealogical Society meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled because of the weather.  Be sure to attend next month on February 12th.  Stay warm, Spring is just around the corner. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Howard County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, January 8, from 6 pm to 8 pm in Meeting Rooms A&B at the Main Library.  The program will be presented by Gil Porter on Family and Local History from a Writer's Perspective. 
The public is welcome and for more information call 765-626-0839.  Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at