Welcome to the Howard County Memory Project


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August News and Updates   

    For the past few days it has felt more like fall than the dog days of summer....so you'll excuse me if I feel that I've missed out on my summer vacation!  Good thing it is ALWAYS a bit cool down here in Genealogy, so my sweaters are a regular part of the uniform dress even in the summer!  School begins in a matter of days, and in honor of that fact, how about some August trivia to get your brain back in gear for school, genealogical research, or just for fun?

  1. "I'm as corny as _____  in August" is a line from a song in what Rodger's and Hammerstein song?  Oh, and fill in the blank, too!
  2. Who was August named after?
  3. What was the ORIGINAL name for August?
  4. Several presidents have birthdays in August....name one. 
  5. What famous race is held locally in the month of August?

       Here's what's new on the HCMP:     

  • The Kokomo Sargasso yearbooks have been converted through 1961!  Thank you, Mary!
  • All remaining yearbooks in our collection HAVE BEEN SCANNED...and we can now begin entering them into our collection.
  • The  Norman Bridwell, Naturalization and part of the Carl Leiter Local History collections  have been converted to the new software.  Unfortunately, we are having technical issues with publishing them to their home page.   For now, you can click on the links above to go through the "back door" and check them out! These are a work in progress!

 Answers:  (from the historyplace.com and  funtrivia.com)  1.  Kansas (Wonderful Guy from South Pacific) 2. Caesar Augustus, 3. Sextilis, meaning 6th, because it is the 6th month in the roman calendar; 4. B. Harrison; H. Hoover; LBJ; B. Clinton; B. Obama; 5. Brickyard 400


~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 MONDAY, August 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at KHCPL Main.
    • Program will be by the Indiana Bell Association - Bell Show & Tell
  • Intermediate Genealogy Class - "Scaling Your Brick Walls"  Wednesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 8 at KHCPL Main.
    • 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. for six weeks
    • Cost is $25 for binder and handouts
    • Registration for class begins August 3
  • HCGS meeting MONDAY, September 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at KHCPL Main.