Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Genealogy for Night Owls

Our 43rd lock-in for researchers of any experience level.  Genealogy for Night Owls!  We stay here in the library until midnight.  Midnight, I'm telling you.  We welcome researchers of any level.  No experience necessary.   There will be staff on hand to help anyone find out more about their family.  OR if you don't want to look for family, come see our large Howard County history collection.  We know of one person who is going to bring her boxes of photos to scan.  We have something for everyone.  A buffet dinner will be served at 5:45.  Cost is $15, payable in advance.  You must be here no later than 5:30, because that is when the doors are locked to the general public.  Did I mention door prizes?  And late night snacks?

Genealogy for Night Owls
Friday, April 26, 2019
5:15 P.M. - midnight
Register in the Genealogy & Local History Dept by April 23.
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
220 N. Union
Kokomo, IN 46901

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Genealogy Short Classes

Have you heard about our Genealogy Short Classes?  Well....let me tell you about them.  GSC are being scheduled for Thursday evenings in the Genealogy & Local History Dept. from 6:00 - 7:00.  Currently, the classes are every other week.  The idea is to focus on just one topic per class and provide time for questions.  The schedule for April and May  2019 is as follows:

  • Thursday, April 11 - Travel into History (Take a tour of the Genealogy & Local History Department. Learn about the book collection, the surname files, microfilmed newspapers, and the online resources available)
  • Thursday,  April 25 -  Civil War in Howard County (Howard County’s involvement in the Civil War)
  • Thursday, May 9 - Tell Your Stories (learn to write a narrative or give a presentation about your ancestor).
  • Thursday, May 25- Scanners (earn how to use scanners to preserve your documents).

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that I post to this blog to tell you that Marcia Ford passed away March 12, 2019.  Her loss will be deeply felt.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Genealogy Humor

  • What do you mean my grandparents didn't have any kids!
  • Your idea of a fun vacation includes a library, a courthouse and a couple of cemeteries.
  • You introduce your children as your descendants.
  • Sure a real job would be nice, but it would interfere with my genealogy.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

KHCPL Will Close at 5:30 p.m. on Mon, Dec.31 & Will Be Closed on Tue, Jan. 1

All library locations will close at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 & will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Years.  Visit the library and the Genealogy and Local History Department online at

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

KHCPL Will Be Closed, Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 25

All library locations will be closed Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas.  Visit the library and the Genealogy and Local History Department online at

Monday, December 10, 2018

Genealogy Short Class - Newspaper Databases

The next Genealogy Short Class will be on Newspaper Databases Thursday, December 13, from 6 to 7 p.m.  With KHCPL, you have access to the Newspaper Archive database, which provides millions of digitized pages of content from more than 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other selected countries.  Learn how to use it in your research.  Registration is required.  Register online at