Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2017

 

March 20 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, lime jello or Watergate salad, green peas, rolls, and grasshopper (mint) pie. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Angie Snook who will present “The Orphan Train”. The luncheon will be at Christ Church located at 1717 8th Avenue, Moline, IL. Reservations or cancellations are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017. To make a reservation or with questions, please call RICHS at (309) 764-8590. You may leave a message. If schools are closed due to weather, the luncheon will be cancelled.

March 31 – 15th Annual Genealogy Workshop “Uncover your Ancestors”  featuring lectures by Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. sponsored by The Burlington Public Library Foundation. Friday and Saturday March 31 – April 1, 2017. Registration and payment to Burlington Public Library, Burlington, IA. Questions call 319-753-1647 Ext. 128 or mgraham@burlington.lib.ia.us or go to http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us/130/Genealogy for more information.

April

April 6 – The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6th 2017, in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street. The menu will be Soup, Salad, and Sandwich Buffet and dessert along with coffee, tea, and water all prepared by the Golf Club kitchen, all for $11.00, including tax and tip. Please have your check or cash ready to give to Dick Hochstetler or Linda Miller when you arrive.

Our event is open to members and non-members. Interested parties may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at no cost. The April program is The Future of Rock Island Arsenal presented by Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Commander, COL Kenneth Tauke.

For reservations call Monica (563) 650-4349 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by noon on Monday noon, April 3rd.  Cancellations must be made by the reservation deadline or you will be liable for cost incurred and billed accordingly. If further clarification is required on this notice, please call Kris Leinicke at (309)-782-3518.

April 17 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Rolls & Butter, and strawberry shortcake. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Deb Kuntzi who will present “Hauberg Mansion Civic Center Foundation”. The luncheon will be at Christ Church located at 1717 8th Avenue, Moline, IL. Reservations or cancellations are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 2017. To make a reservation or with questions, please call RICHS at (309) 764-8590. You may leave a message. If schools are closed due to weather, the luncheon will be cancelled.

April 29 – 43rd Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                     New Location:  Holiday Inn Conference Center Rock Island, IL                                         Guest Speaker:  Lisa Louise Cooke, owner of Genealogy Gems and author of multi-media materials and books. 

Registration includes morning coffee and doughnut/danish, conference handouts, and deli luncheon buffet. Limited to first 230. 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/annual-conference.html

April 30 – Enjoy Genealogy Night at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

From 3 – 8 p.m. you can use the Center’s resources and space to organize your research, get some extra time using subscription databases AncestryLibrary or Newspaper Archive, and network with other genealogists and Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society members. $10 fee includes a hot sandwich and great sides. Registration limited, so call Special Collections at 563-326-7902 for more information or drop off your registration fee at 321 Main Street in the Lower Level of Davenport Public Library. Proceeds go to Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society.

 

May

May 13 – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                 “Finding Family Books On-Line”       10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                      4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net            The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                              There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

May 15 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Salisbury steak, mandarin lettuce salad, scalloped potatoes, corn, roll, and strawberry shortcake. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Jane and Neil Luker from Fulton, IL who will present “Windmill Tales”. The luncheon will be at Christ Church located at 1717 8th Avenue, Moline, IL. Reservations or cancellations are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017. To make a reservation or with questions, please call RICHS at (309) 764-8590. You may leave a message. If schools are closed due to weather, the luncheon will be cancelled.

June

June 3 – August 12       Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.                                                                            Summer Walking Tours of Davenport’s 3rd Street Historic District led by the German American Heritage Center. $5            http://www.gahc.org/WalkingTours.htm 

June 10 – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                 “F.A.N. and Cluster Genealogy”           10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                    4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net            The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                              There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

June 19 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, and lemon meringue pie. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Don and Connie Patridge who will present “Advertising Tins”. The luncheon will be at Christ Church located at 1717 8th Avenue, Moline, IL. Reservations or cancellations are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 , 2017. To make a reservation or with questions, please call RICHS at (309) 764-8590. You may leave a message. If schools are closed due to weather, the luncheon will be cancelled.

July

July 1 – August 12      Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.                                                                            Summer Walking Tours of Davenport’s 3rd Street Historic District led by the German American Heritage Center. $5            http://www.gahc.org/WalkingTours.htm 

July 8 – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                                        “German Research”        10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                                                      4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net             The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                                       There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

August

August 5 – August 12       Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.                                                                         Summer Walking Tours of Davenport’s 3rd Street Historic District led by the German American Heritage Center. $5            http://www.gahc.org/WalkingTours.htm 

 August 12  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Hidden Things in the Census”       10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                                4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net             The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                                       There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

September

September 9  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Institutional Records”       10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                                               4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net              The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                                       There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

 

October

October 14  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Naturalization”       10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                                                           4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net              The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                                       There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

October 27 & 28 – Illinois State Genealogical Society – Fall Conference  “Build your Family Tree:  DNA, Research, and Writing”   iWireless Center   Moline, IL    http://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=536  

November

November 11  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Canadian Research”       10:30-11:30 a.m.                                                                                                   4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806     563-386-7547      IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net               The entrance is located on the South side of the building.                                                                       There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.

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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