Area Genealogical and Local History Events

 2018

Now through October Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-4 p.m. Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island is open for tours.  http://www.davenporthouse.org/ 

September 10:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Meeting at Davenport Public Library|Main in Lower Level Meeting room 6:30 p.m.   PROGRAM: Michael John Neill presents “Tried and Tested Tidbits”

September 11th:  1:30 p.m. The Library | EASTERN        Turning Your Memories into a Memoir – Six week class meeting on Tuesdays – Darrell Lietz teaches skills that will culminate in a collection of stories to share. Registration required. Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.

September 12th:  11:45 – 1:45 The Library | MAIN           C-SPAN Bus Public Tour! Celebrate 25 years of public service and American history resources by touring this high-tech, interactive digital media bus. Free tour and C-SPAN Bus tour gift!

September 12:  WWI Lecture Series  “Battle of the Meuse-Argonne”                                                         2:00 p.m. Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch and 6:00 p.m. Rock Island Public Library – Main Branch

September 15:  Noon – 5 p.m.      Forget-Me-Not Walk at Oakdale Cemetery    A walking tour around Oakdale focusing on early Agriculture and Manufacturing people of Scott County buried at Oakdale. Living vignettes at gravesites allow their history to be told. Tours last about 1 hour 15 minutes and start at the quarter hour.

September 18th:  1:30 p.m. The Library | EASTERN        Turning Your Memories into a Memoir – Week 2 of weekly class meeting on Tuesdays – Darrell Lietz teaches skills that will culminate in a collection of stories to share. Registration required. Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.

September 25th:  1:30 p.m. The Library | EASTERN        Turning Your Memories into a Memoir – Week 3 of weekly class meeting on Tuesdays – Darrell Lietz teaches skills that will culminate in a collection of stories to share. Registration required. Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.

September 25th:  6:30 p.m. The Library | MAIN   Genealogical Perspectives:  Hard Drive Organization with Lisa Louise Cooke

September 25: 6-8 pm Meet in DeWitt, Iowa for a night of breathtaking music all the way from Munich! The German Round-table presents Harmonic Brass, a quintet of award winning musicians. This free concert is part of Tuesdays in the Park.  Bring your own lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will relocate to the German American Heritage Center.

September 29 – Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House                                            5:30 p.m. Tours begin; 7 p.m. Ghost Stories begin

October 1:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Meeting at Davenport Public Library|Main in Lower Level Meeting room 6:30 p.m.         PROGRAM: What’s New in Special Collections?

October 2nd:  1:30 p.m. The Library | EASTERN        Turning Your Memories into a Memoir – Week 4 of weekly class meeting on Tuesdays – Darrell Lietz teaches skills that will culminate in a collection of stories to share. Registration required. Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.

October 5: Opening of French Moderns Monet to Matisse at the Figge Art Museum from until January 6, 2019. 

October 6:  10-4 The Library | MAIN  QC Archives Crawl   Join QC cultural and historical organizations to learn more about the treasures held in their collections. Behind the scene tours and chances to learn about local historical gems through programs and people. Join the crawl!

October 9th:  1:30 p.m. The Library | EASTERN        Turning Your Memories into a Memoir – Week 5 of weekly class meeting on Tuesdays – Darrell Lietz teaches skills that will culminate in a collection of stories to share. Registration required. Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.

October 13th:  4-8 p.m. Main Library’s 50th Birthday Party  –  The Edward Durrell Stone designed Main Library will Celebrate like it’s 1968! Retro themed party including musical performances, magic show, booths and birthday cake at 5:00 p.m. Join us!

October 13: Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Homestead, Lotteries and Land Rush Records.   10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

October 14th:  3-8 p.m. Fall Genealogy Night at The Library | MAIN Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Come and research with fellow genealogists and have some snacks while you search! Cost is $10 and registration is required. 

October 16th:  1:30 p.m. The Library | EASTERN        Turning Your Memories into a Memoir – Week 6 of weekly class meeting on Tuesdays – Darrell Lietz teaches skills that will culminate in a collection of stories to share. Registration required. Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.

October 23:  6:30 p.m. The Library | MAIN   Genealogical Perspectives:  Common Surname Search Secrets with Lisa Louise Cooke

Through October 27th  Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-4 p.m. Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island is open for tours.  http://www.davenporthouse.org/ 

November 5:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Meeting Annual Meeting at Legion Post 26 – Election of Officers PROGRAM:  Michael John Neill presents “Case Study:  Finding Barbara’s Beaus and Gesche’s Girls”

November 10: Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Why did Grandpa Move? [Migration] 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

November 11 – Veteran’s Day at the Colonel Davenport House
The Colonel Davenport House will be open on Veteran’s Day from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $1.00 for adults/seniors. Kids 12 and younger and active and retired military are free. George Davenport served in the U.S. Army in the early 1800’s to 1815. He came to this area as an Army supplier in 1816 to establish Ft. Armstrong.

November 12th:  All Davenport Public Libraries closed in honor of Veteran’s Day

November 14:  WWI Lecture Series  “Armistice, the Russian Expedition, and Occupation of Germany”                                                                                                                                                                    2:00 p.m. Rock Island Public Library – Main Branch and 6:00 p.m. Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch

November 22 – 23:  Davenport Public Library Closed

November 27:  6:30 p.m. The Library | MAIN       Genealogical Perspectives Mobile Genealogy:  Genealogy On-the-Go with the iPad by Lisa Louise Cooke

December 3:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Meeting at Davenport Public Library|Main in Lower Level Meeting room 6:30 p.m.   PROGRAM:  New and Must-Have Google Tips for Genealogy       Installation of Officers

December 9 – Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation Christmas Tea at Quarters One

December 24 – 25:   Davenport Public Library Closed

December 27:  6:30 p.m. The Library | MAIN       Genealogical Perspectives    New and Must-Have Google Tips for Genealogy with Lisa Louise Cooke

9 Responses to Area Genealogical and Local History Events

  1. Mary LePoer says:

    I lived in Davenport until I was 4 years old and am now getting into genealogy. Is there a society homepage? All I see are the “events” listing.

    • SCblogger says:

      The Scott County Iowa Genealogy Society does not have a website at this time.

      However, you may contact them via e-mail (scigscorsec@yahoo.com) or regular mail (P.O. Box 3132, Davenport, Iowa 52808-3132).

  2. john baldeck says:

    i am researching my families ancesters, and have knowledge of my great great grandparents settling in davenport; and living at 1025 west 5th st. their name was franz and maria bruggemann.their daughter (my great grandmother)was born at that address. i am looking for any information you may have as to when they settled in davenport.

    • SCblogger says:

      Hello!

      If you could please fill our our online research request form on our website (www.qcmemory.org/Page/Ask_a_Question.aspx?nt=208), with any general dates you might have for this family, we will see what our resources can do for you!

  3. Helen V Peters says:

    I am looking for any information about my Grandmother, Ida Roneau (?Spelling) who was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 25, 1860. She immigrated to the US in 1879 or 1880 and joined her sister in Davenport, Iowa. She married Wilhelm Peters(born 28Aug1880) soon after her arrival and they lived in Dysart, Tama County Iowa. I have not been able to find any information about her prior to her marriage to Wilhelm. If someone could look for any information in Davenport with anyone with that name I would be happy to pay for any information about her or her sister. Unfortunately, I do not know her sisters name or whether or not she was married. thanks, Helen Peters.

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    This year I began a FB page where I’m posting my grandfather’s diary entries from 1915. At that time he was 18 years old, living in Davenport with his sister and mother. He was a student at Palmer School of Chiropractic. I thought you might find it interesting. His name was Earl Benton. His sister was Rosybell Benton and his mother Rosy Leaf Benton.

  5. Fawn says:

    How can I register for the genealogy conference on the 26th of April if I do not live close to Davenport? There must be a way to get the form online? An email to ask for one? I live over an hour away, but would love to go……

    thanks,
    Fawn

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