Welcome to the Howard County Memory Project

 

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  News and Updates   

 July

Here's what's new on the HCMP:     

  • 1976-1981 Kokomo High School Sargassos have been added to the Memory Project!  They do not yet have data entered, but they are available for viewing. 
  • Our summer interns, Hillarie and Mary Helen, have been working non-stop on converting our Eastern High School and Northwestern High School yearbooks, respectively.  Speaking of our interns, if you would like to learn more about these hardworking ladies, please check out this month's Genealogy Blog! 
  • Our interns have also been working hard on converting our Marriage Records.  You will notice the converted Records now include a Volume Number in their title.  Some of the newer additions were too large to upload all at once, and so you will notice some will have a Part 1 and Part 2.  We added 1953-1954 and 1954-1955 this month!
  • We have converted and added pages to the Grace United Methodist Church Records.  When we are finished, there will be 11 collections for this church alone.  Keep an eye on this collection.
  • Janice Blanchard has been busy going through the department's surname vertical files to make sure the names match with the Surname Index on our website.  Just this month we have added over 150 surnames to the A & B surnames alone.  And she is just getting started!    
  • Our department has been working with the Outreach and Collection Services Department to add the Howard County Memory Project to the Worldcat website.  The WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway is the world's largest collection of metadata records harvested from open digital archives.  Through the gateway, records from digital archives of the Howard County Memory Project appear in WorldCat searches performed at libraries and other institutions worldwide.  These records are also available in our library's Classic Catalog and Encore.  Right now only three of our collections (Howard County High School Yearbooks; the Ryan White Files and the Howard County Extension Homemakers  are available through the gateway, but eventually all of our collections will be available, increasing the world's access to our Memory Project.

~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
765.626.0839 

765.457.3242

******* 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      

  • HCGS Business Meeting, MONDAY, July 6, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at KHCPL Main.
    • Shelley Jones will give a demonstration of the flags used by the colonies before the American Revolution. 
  • Genealogy Basics Class, SATURDAY, July 18, 9:15 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.. at KHCPL Main, Meeting Rooms A&B, Lower Level 
    • This free class will cover the basics for the first-time genealogy researcher.
    • Feel free to bring your laptops; We'll provide handouts.
    • Call GLHD at 765.626.0839 to register beginning June 18.
  • HCGS Business Meeting, MONDAY, August 3, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at KHCPL Main.
    • Amy Russell will provide highlights from the 2015 National Genealogical Society Convention.