Welcome to the Howard County Memory Project


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~The Howard County Memory Project website was established in 2002 and focused on local high school yearbooks.  Within this site today, you will find multiple databases and digitized items especially for genealogy and local history researchers.  We continue to add items of interest and we hope you will check back often as this site continues to grow.




Click Here to view our two new Genealogy databases: 

  • ProQuest African American Heritage is an invaluable resource for not only scholars but also researchers in black studies, linguistics, the black literary heritage, and comparative studies
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 1.5 million high-resoluction, full color historic maps.

Genealogy & Local History Services

at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library

220 N. Union St.
Kokomo, IN 46901


******* NEW HOURS ********

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED


 For more information on any of these events, please contact Amy Russell at 765.626.0838 or arussell@KHCPL.org     

  • Genealogy Basics Class, Saturday, February 18 from 9:15am-11:30am at KHCPL Main in meeting rooms A&B. This free class will cover the basics for the first-time genealogist. Feel free to bring your laptops. Handouts will be provided. To register, call 765-626-0839 beginning January 18th
  • Exploring Your Story Part I, Friday, March 3 from 5-8pm at KHCPL Main. Join us for First Friday as Tammy Lively and Barbara Trice learn their family histories in an evening of discovery. Assisting us will be Michael Lacopo from Granger, IN (www.Roots4U.com)
  • Exploring Your Story Part II, Saturday, March 4 from 9am-4pm at KHCPL Main. Michael Lacopo will present 3 sessions on DNA and internet genealogy. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 765-626-0839 to reserve your spot!

  • Climbing Your Family Tree, Tuesdays March 28, April 4, 11, 25, and May 2 from 6pm-8pm at KHCPL Main in meeting rooms A&B. A 6 week beginning genealogy class. The course fee, which includes a three-ring binder and handouts, is $25. Registration is required. Class size is limited. Pay the fee and register in the Genealogy & Local History Department beginning February 28th.