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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition


What is Ancestry Library Edition?
Ancestry Library Edition is a research tool offering the most comprehensive genealogical information available online, with more than 4 billion names in over 4,200 collections.


How can I access Ancestry Library Edition? 
Our library hasa subscription to Ancestry Library Edition. The electronic resource is available within the library. Please click on the link above to access the service. 

At this time, you cannot use Ancestry Library Edition from your home computer; our license agreement with the providers of Ancestry Library Edition only permits use within the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library.


Note: Ancestry World Tree GEDCOM files are voluntarily submitted by Ancestry users. All files are “as is” and the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information contained in this database cannot be guaranteed.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online from a Library computer
HeritageQuest Online remotely


HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique and growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. You can use this online electronic resource from the convenience of your home or at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library.


This is a growing collection which at this time includes:

Genealogy & Local History Collection of over 24,000+ book titles, including family histories, local histories and primary source documents such as tax lists, city directories, church and probate records, and more.


U.S. Federal Census has original images from 1790-1930, and many head-of-household name indexes are available. In addition, the census records can be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity, and other variables.


Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,600 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. Search surnames, locations, and methodologies as well as the ability to browse the journals by title and keyword. PERSI is produced in cooperation with the Allen County Public Library Foundation.


The Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files contains some genealogical and historical information from an estimated 80,000 pension and bounty-land-warrant application files.


The Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874) is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research. At the close of the Civil War, the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company was the primary bank for America’s freed slaves and others from 1865-1874. You can search registers of signatures of bank depositors, dependants, and heirs.


The U.S. Serial Set contains House and Senate documents, such as Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions from 1789-1969.

Howard County Memory Project

Howard County Memory Project


Establishment of the digital initiatives within the department resulted from interest in preserving fragile materials, improving access to special collections, and making local resources available to remote users.


In the summer of 2002, a Library Services Technology Act grant was secured to digitize all available Howard County Indiana high school yearbooks from 1901 through 1950. The project was a huge success, and today over 180 yearbooks through 1977, numbering over 25,000 images, are available online. Within the recently refurbished website, additional items digitized especially for genealogy and local history researchers can be found, including early Howard County marriage records, funeral notices, maps, newspapers, and indexes of items available in the department. Items are continuously being added.

Kokomo Newspaper Archive

 Newspaper Archive


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This online database contains more than 890,000 historical newspaper pages from Kokomo, Indiana. The full-page newspapers date back to 1860 and are searchable by keyword and date. This site is available through an agreement by the Kokomo Tribune, Heritage Microfilm Inc., and the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library.

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