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November News and Updates   


It is hard to believe that it is already November! Just when I started to master writing 2014 on my checks, it is time to change to 2015! Lately, my mind and fingers have been focused on the 1960's as I've been entering the Kokomo High School 1960's yearbooks online. As I type this I am finishing up 1966, which will actually be a NEW entry into our collection, since our old version did NOT have the images uploaded. Hooray! That's technically a new yearbook in our collection! I hope that by the end of the year I will be able to add the 1970's and MAYBE even surprise you with a 1980 yearbook!

The reason we are as far as we are with the converting of our collections to the new CONTENTdm software is due to the efforts of  our summer intern, Mary, as well as Bev, Vivian, Cindy and Robin, who all have volunteered at one time or another in the Digitization department.  In this time of Thanksgiving, I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to these ladies for their assistance!  As the old adage goes, "Many hands make light work..." and in this office, we like to translate that to "Many fingers make the typing go much faster!"  Perhaps you would consider being a volunteer in 2015!  You can email me at mvess@khcpl.org, or give me a call, Melanie, at 626-0840.  My fingers will thank you!


 Here's what's new on the HCMP:     


  • We have added the Universalist/Unitarian Church of Kokomo to the Church Records.  Please check it out when you click on this Churches link.
  • Marriage Records 1949-1950 AND 1951-1952 have been added under Marriage Records.
  • I will add a direct link here to the new KHS 1966 Yearbook when I am finished...but for now, be sure and check out the 1962-1967 yearbooks which have been updated in the High School Yearbook Collection.

 ~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.

Genealogy & Local History Services

at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library

220 N. Union St.
Kokomo, IN 46901



Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday-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     

  • HCGS meeting SATURDAY, December 6, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at KHCPL Main.
    • Business meeting and carry-in lunch.
    • Program will be a "Show & Tell" of research efforts.
  • HCGS meeting SATURDAY, January 10, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at KHCPL Main.
  • HCGS meeting SATURDAY, February 7, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at KHCPL Main.
    • Business meeting
    • Program on postcards by Riley Case
  • Genealogy Basics Class, SATURDAY, February 14, 9:15 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at KHCPL Main.
    • This is a free class for the first-time genealogy researcher.
    • Meet on lower level, Rooms A & B.
    • Bring your laptops, if you have one.
    • To register, call GLHD beginning Jan. 14th, at 765-626-0839.