Category Archives: Genealogy

How do your Mayflowers grow?

If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? Ancestors! If you’d like to research your Pilgrim ancestors, try searching our library catalog for “Mayflower”, “Pilgrim” and “Plymouth”, and see what we have available. Or try our subscription databases from … Continue reading

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Genealogy Night!

Are the nuts in your family tree taking up all of your precious research time?  We in the Special Collections Center understand.  And we are once again opening our Center to give you a little extra time to root out … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap: State-Recorded Iowa Death Records

As genealogists with 20th century Iowa relatives know, Iowa law did not require births, marriages and deaths to be recorded at the county level between 1920 and 1941.  These records were sent directly to the State. Although many clerks did … Continue reading

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Hispanic Genealogy Resources

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th – October 15th. This 30 day period covers the anniversaries of independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua (all on 15 Sep 1821), Mexico (16 Sep 1810) and Chile (18 … Continue reading

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Scott County Genealogical Society Meeting – Monday, September 13, 2010

What a wonderful time of year for a little adventure! The Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS) invites members and non-members to their September monthly meeting which will be a tour the Family History Center on Monday, September 13, 2010 … Continue reading

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Introducing Footnote!

Have you tried our newest reference and genealogy database?  Footnote is a rich resource of digitized historical documents gleaned from the collections of the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and other institutions. Are you writing a paper on the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Resources

What with the thirteen American Colonies and their territories being mostly east of the Appalachian mountains in the late 1700s,  it should come as little surprise that no Iowa soldiers fought in the Revolutionary War.  But that doesn’t mean that our ancestors didn’t … Continue reading

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Yearbooks: Embarrassing or Awesome?

The Davenport Community School System has three high schools.  The original Davenport High School took up residence in its current Main Street campus in 1904.  It was renamed Central High School after West High was built on West Locust in … Continue reading

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Beginning Genealogy Workshop!

Genealogy is very popular on TV this month. NBC is offering Who Do You Think You Are?, which features celebrities researching their family history and their family’s connections to historical events.   And  PBS just wrapped up its four-episode run of Faces … Continue reading

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Defective, Dependant, and Delinquent

AncestryLibrary, the library version of the popular subscription database Ancestry.com, posts new resources almost daily. On February 7, 2010 one of the special supplemental census schedules for 1880 was posted – the Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes. One of the … Continue reading

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