Tag Archives: Genealogy

Save the Date: Genealogy Night at the Library!

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? Your wish has been granted! … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Library | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just Shelved: Histories of Iowa Counties

 Thanks to the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS), our Center can now offer the following reprints of several county histories: •      Harry Church Chappel’s History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and its People (1914) •      History of Black Hawk County, Iowa, … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Heads Up! March SCIGS Meeting

The next Scott County, Iowa, Genealogy Society (SCIGS) meeting is on March 2 (this coming Monday) at seven p.m.  The meeting is at St. Paul Lutheran Church (2136 Brady Street). Non-members are welcome to attend.  Gene Eiklor will be speaking about … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Resource of the Month: Old-Age Assistance Tax Records

The topic of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society’s February program was Social Security Records. The speaker went into some detail about the information that is available on the actual application for Social Security. However the Social Security Act wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Brief Musical Interlude

Our staff here at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center celebrate the winter holidays each year by exchanging cards, small gifts, mailing cards to our wonderful volunteers, and, in one unfortunate case, writing new lyrics to an old holiday song. Here … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Skeletons in your Closet?

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

Posted in Genealogy, Local History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Just Shelved—East Georgia Settlers Family Sketches

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

Posted in Genealogy, Library | Tagged , | Leave a comment

May Day! May Day!

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

Posted in Library | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Just Shelved: Palatine Families–and More

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

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Only 264 (or so) days left!

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

Posted in Genealogy | Tagged | Leave a comment