Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2017

February

Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 1:00pm         MAPLE SYRUPING

 

Come join a Wapsi River Center Naturalist to discuss the history of syruping, tree identification, and then make maple candy! Fun for the whole family. Please call to pre-register.  http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/event/2017/02/25/maple-syruping-0 

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
31555 52nd Ave
Dixon, IA 52745
(563) 328-3286

February 26 – Kathi Hofmann will present “Fascinating Fasching” about Germany’s Carnival Season at the German American Heritage Center at 2:00 p.m. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the museum. For more information, please call (563) 322-8844, visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

February 28 –  7pm.         Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society Meeting              “An Immigrant Coming to America”, Presented by Jacob Seukunian                     Butterworth Education Center, 701 12th Avenue, Moline IL

March

March 2 – The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, 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 March 2nd program features Master Gardener Rhonda Brady, from Galesburg, IL. The presentation will be: Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts, History, and Needs. Ms. Brady will also explore the conservation changes needed to bring the monarch population back to a sustainable status before the US Fish and Wildlife endangered species status ruling deadline of 2018.

For reservations call Monica (563) 650-4349 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by noon on Monday, February 27th.  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.

Attention:  New requirements for accessing the Rock Island Arsenal beginning December 1, 2015. Please use the following link to find out more about the new process:

http://www.usagria.army.mil/AccessRequests/

March 4 –  1:00pm         MAPLE SYRUPING  http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/event/2017/03/04/maple-syruping-0

Once again, come join us for a lesson on syruping. Fun for the whole family. Please call to pre-register.

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
31555 52nd Ave
Dixon, IA 52745
(563) 328-3286

March 6 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS) meeting at the Davenport Public Library – Main Street branch at 7:00 p.m. The program will focus on video clips of Lisa Louise Cook who will be the Key Note Speaker at the upcoming genealogical annual conference in April. The meeting will be held in the Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level. The Main Street branch of the Davenport Public Library is located at 321 Main Street in Davenport. Parking is located around the building or in the lot on the corner of 4th and Brady Streets. This event is open to all and there is no fee. For more information, please email scigscorsec@yahoo.com.

March 9 – Scott County Historic Preservation Society, Inc. will tour the Bettendorf Mansion.  Meet at Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf, IA at 6:30 p.m. Annual Membership fee required.

March 16 – The 14th Annual FARNAM DINNER will celebrate
“Quad Cities’ Place in Baseball History” at St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center.
Featured guest speakers are:  Tom Schieber, Senior Curator at the National Baseball Hall
of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. 
Tim Rask, member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Rask currently serves as the “Umpire-in-Chief” (aka Chairman) of SABR’s Iowa chapter. 
Also on the program will be Dave Heller, President and CEO of Main Street Baseball, LLC, owner of the Quad City River Bandits. $40 per person. Register at www.riveraction.org 

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 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

 

 

May

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 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 

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 

 

October

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  

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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