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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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150 Years Ago Today

April 12, 2011, marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War— a war from which 13,589 Iowa men, and countless others, never returned home. Our Special Collections Center, is home to many interesting primary and secondary resources … Continue reading

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Mapping History

The City of Davenport is justifiably proud of its historic districts, which number among the oldest in Iowa.  Visitors often stop in at the library for information on the myriad houses and sites that the National Park Service has placed … 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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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  Footnote is a rich resource of digitized historical documents gleaned from the collections of the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and other institutions.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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Happy National Library Week!

Why not celebrate by getting a library card, or renewing the one you have?  And while you’re doing that, why not take a look around?  Ask the librarians a few questions that have been bugging you–we love it when you … Continue reading

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