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There is still time to get your bid in for the "Silent Auction" of duplicate or superseded genealogical and historical materials during the month of October.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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Genealogy for Night Owls

Jennifer Sparks & Cheryl King 

The 43rd Genealogy for Night Owls was held October 12, 2018 at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library.  The evening of research, buffet dinner, door prizes, and fun was enjoyed by all.
Kathy Smith & Ron Tetrick
Karen Sosbe

Friday, October 12, 2018

Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair

From John Wekluk, Communications Director at the Indiana State Library:  On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Indiana State Library will host the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis.  Admission is free and the event is open to the general public.  The library is located at 315 W. Ohio St.  This year's theme is "Digging Up the Dead."  Attendees will learn how to examine, decipher and interpret death records and death research.  Over 30 organizations and exhibitors will be in attendance.  Participants are encouraged to visit the tables in the exhibition hall to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations.  Commercial vendors will also be available for shopping.  Highly-acclaimed and internationally-known speakers and genealogy consultants, Lisa Alzo and Amie Bowser Tennant, will present.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Genealogy for Night Owls

There is still time to register for Genealogy for Night Owls.  Plan to attend our 43rd lock-in event from 5:30 p.m. until midnight on Friday, October 12.  Included in the evening activities are a buffet dinner, snacks, door prizes and access to all of the genealogy collection and databases.  To register for this event, pay the fee of $15.00 in the Genealogy and Local History department by October 9.  For more information call 765-626-0839.

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Howard County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Meeting rooms A & B at KHCPL Main.  For the program, Karen Sosbe will explain how DNA helped her find her birth family.  The public is welcome and for more information call 765-626-0839.  Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

DAR Prospective Member Workshop

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) will provide information about the application process for joining these lineage societies.  For more information, contact Amy Russell at 765-626-0838 or

Monday, October 1, 2018

Genealogy Humor

  • I researched my family tree . . . apparently I don't exist.
  • I used to have a life, then I started doing genealogy.
  • I'm always late.  My ancestors arrived on the Juneflower.
  • Whoever said "seek and ye shall find" was NOT a genealogist.