In 2011, genealogists and history researchers came from all over the country to the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, to use our wonderful resources.
They came from far away to fill in the blank branches of their Family Trees. They found copies of birth, marriage and death records of their Scott County, Iowa ancestors. They came to do research on the Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, Colonel George Davenport and Bix Beiderbecke. They looked at newspaper articles on microfilm, online databases we subscribe to and our photograph collection. Their searches were made easier by the many indices that have been prepared by our volunteers from the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society.
Last year we had visitors from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, California and Canada.
Our superlatives were: Galveston, Texas in the south; Napa, California in the west; Chesapeake Beach, MD in the east; and our furthest traveler, from the north was from Highland Ranch, Alberta!
Check out this map with all of our visitors for the year 2011, as recorded in our Guest Book. Pretty cool, huh?
View Special Collections Visitors 2011 in a larger map
We thank our guest for visiting us this past year. We hope to see you again soon! And if you came in to visit but did not sign our guest book, let us know in the comments, so we can add you to our map!
Are you planning to visit us this year? We look forward to helping you!
(posted by Cristina)