Area Genealogical and Local History Events

 

 

2018

January 21 @ 2 p.m.:  German American Heritage Center            “German Influence on American Craft Spirit Production”    As Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, Iowa celebrates their 7th anniversary, visit the GAHC to explore spirits that have been influenced by hundreds of years of German distilling tradition. Hear from distiller Ryan Burchett about the company’s German equipment, training trips to Germany, and how German traditions continually influence products made at the Mississippi River Distilling Company and throughout the USA.

January 27:  Robert Burns’ Dinner and Celebration – Scottish American Society at Isle Hotel Casino & Conference Center, Bettendorf.   Social hour 5:30 p.m. – Dinner  7 p.m. Adults $40 per plate; children $18 per plate. Reservations received after Jan. 15 will be $45 and $25.  **To make reservations or for more information, call 563-391-9971, email wrsterba@gmail.com or visit SASQC.COM

February 1:  The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 1st  at the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street.   Interested parties may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at no cost. The February program will be Ms. Deb Kuntzi, Executive Director, Friends of Hauberg Civic Center. The title of her presentation is “The History of Hauberg Estate.

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, January 29th.  

February 10:   Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Belgian Research.                       10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

February 19:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon & Program. [Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call RICHS 309-764-8590]                    Christ Church – 1717 8th Avenue Moline, IL – 11:30 a.m.   PROGRAM:  Rich Morthland – Capitol Secrets:  An Insider’s Tour of the Illinois State Capitol

March 10:   Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – DNA.  10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

March 14:  WWI Lecture Series  “Trench Warfare”                                                                                   2:00 p.m. Rock Island Public Library – Main Branch and 6:00 p.m. Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch

March 19:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon & Program. [Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call RICHS 309-764-8590]                    Christ Church – 1717 8th Avenue Moline, IL – 11:30 a.m.   PROGRAM:  Hunt Harris – Antarctic Experience

April 16:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon & Program. [Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call RICHS 309-764-8590]                    Christ Church – 1717 8th Avenue Moline, IL – 11:30 a.m.   PROGRAM:  Renee Robinson – What’s Happening on the Hennepin Canal

May 9:  WWI Lecture Series  “Gas Attacks”                                                                                                2:00 p.m. Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch and 6:00 p.m. Rock Island Public Library – Main Branch

May 12:   Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] and Works Progress Administration ]WPA] Records.  10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

May 21:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon & Program. [Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call RICHS 309-764-8590]                    Christ Church – 1717 8th Avenue Moline, IL – 11:30 a.m.   PROGRAM:  Karen Anderson – Antoine LeClaire:  From Fur Trader to Frontier Icon

June 9: Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Tying and Untying the Knot (Marriage and Divorce Records) 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

June 18:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon & Program. [Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call RICHS 309-764-8590]                    Christ Church – 1717 8th Avenue Moline, IL – 11:30 a.m.   PROGRAM:  Greg Vogel – Chippiannock Cemetery

July 11:  WWI Lecture Series  “Battles of Cantigny/St. Mihiel”                                                               2:00 p.m. Rock Island Public Library – Main Branch and 6:00 p.m. Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch

August 11: Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Scots and Irish Research 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

September 8: Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Newspapers and City Directories.  10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.

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

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

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

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

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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