Our “Special” visitors for 2012

Update: We had a visitor on the last week of the year from Christchurch, New Zealand! That is quite a long way away!


In 2012, genealogists and history researchers came from all over the country (and the world!) to the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, to use our wonderful resources.

They came from far away to fill in the blank branches of their Family Trees. They found copies of birth, marriage and death records of their Scott County, Iowa ancestors. They came to do research on the Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, Colonel George Davenport and Bix Beiderbecke. They looked at newspaper articles on microfilm, online databases we subscribe to and our photograph collection. Their searches were made easier by the many indices that have been prepared by our volunteers from the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society.

Last year we had visitors from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Washington, California and England.

Our superlatives were: Weslaco, Texas in the south; San Francisco, California in the west; Graham, WA in the northwest; and our furthest traveler, from the northeast, came all the from Hazel Grove, UK!

Check out this map with all of our visitors for the year 2012, as recorded in our Guest Book. Pretty cool, huh?

We thank our guest for visiting us this past year. We hope to see you again soon! And if you came in to visit but did not sign our guest book, let us know in the comments, so we can add you to our map!

Are you planning to visit us this year? We look forward to helping you!

(posted by Cristina)

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