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In the 1890s, they used the River!
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Tag Archives: Genealogy
As Autumn descends on our fair city, temperatures drop, trees turn their leaves, squirrels gather acorns and other goodies for their long winter naps, and even our houses settle in for the coming Winter. Older houses, of which Davenport has … Continue reading
Eighty-eight members of the East Georgia Genealogical Society submitted 317 biographical sketches of family members for this 728-page volume, but this resource is far above the usual unsubstantiated family stories about Third-Great Aunt Bessie from Elbert County. The main person … Continue reading
May 1st is May Day – traditionally a day for children to surprise friends with special little baskets of flowers, popcorn and treats. The phrase MayDay also is recognized as a cry for help (from the French term m’aidez), which … Continue reading
We have just shelved the first two continuations of our well-used copy of Henry Z. Jones’ work Palatine Families of New York : a Study of the German Immigrants who arrived in Colonial New York in 1710. Palatines are Germans … Continue reading
If you are not a genealogist (yet), but are considering doing a complete history of your family to give your children or grandchildren, we’d like to encourage you to start soon (as in today, right now, we’re open until 8pm … Continue reading
Every Spring the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society and the Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society host an all day genealogy conference. This year the 34th Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference will be held Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at the Viking … Continue reading
Never seem to have enough time to explore your family tree? Do you wish the Davenport Public Library were open a little later on the weekends so you could get all of your research done? *Ding!* Your wish … Continue reading
We have just received Opening the Ozarks by Marsha Hoffman Rising. This genealogical resource lists biographical information for the first families in Southwest Missouri from 1835 to 1839, of which there is enough to fill four alphabetically-arranged volumes. Ms. Rising’s … Continue reading