Area Genealogical and Local History Events

November 11th:  All Davenport library locations closed.

November 11th: Scott County Memories with John Brassard Jr.  at Eldridge Library 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Co-Hosted by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center          The Library | MAIN            Recommended for Adults.

Eldridge Library Room A/B
200 N 6th Ave
Eldridge, IA 52748

https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/library/post/2019/11/11/scott-county-memories-john-brassard-jr

November 14th:  Scott County (IA) Community Memory Project. First Scanning Day!    Held at SCLS Eldridge Branch. Tell your story, scan photographs and albums, preserve historic documents relating to rural Scott County Iowa History! Future Scanning dates will be held at various locations throughout November and into February 2020. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BpS1UAKV_FlMF1ytUWxb3duPItOa9srWz9mSMtUr7ps/edit

November 18th:  4:30-7:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN    Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Celebration of 20 Years of Service. Join us for cake and nuts, a few words, and an Open House thanking our benefactors, volunteers and patrons.       

November 18:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon             Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program   “Glass Trade Beads” presented by Kris Leinicke 

November 28th and 29th:  All Davenport Library locations closed. 

December 2nd:  6:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meeting – Program to be announced

December 11th:  6:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series:  Battle of the Bulge

December 16:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon             Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program    German American Heritage Center presented by Kelly Lao

December 24th and 25th:  All Davenport Library locations closed.

December 31st and January 1st:  All Davenport Library locations closed.

2020

January 20:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon                    Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program    “What’s Happening at RICHS” presented by Kelly Wendt

February 17:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon              Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program    “Historical Perspective of the Mississippi presented by Mike McKean, Corp of Engineers Park Ranger

March 16:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon                   Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program    “Female Flyers” presented by Gina Schantz

April 20:  Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon                     Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program   “Sylvan Island, 150 Years of Uses”  presented by Dr. Norm Moline

May 18: Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon              Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program  “The Sauk-Mesquakie & Black Hawk State Park” presented by Julie Nelson

June 15: Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon              Riverfront Grille  4619 34th Street   Rock Island, IL   11:30 Lunch | 12:15 Program  “Lincoln Slept Here” presented by Dr. Maryan Wherry

10 Responses to Area Genealogical and Local History Events

  1. Mary LePoer says:

    I lived in Davenport until I was 4 years old and am now getting into genealogy. Is there a society homepage? All I see are the “events” listing.

  2. john baldeck says:

    i am researching my families ancesters, and have knowledge of my great great grandparents settling in davenport; and living at 1025 west 5th st. their name was franz and maria bruggemann.their daughter (my great grandmother)was born at that address. i am looking for any information you may have as to when they settled in davenport.

    • SCblogger says:

      Hello!

      If you could please fill our our online research request form on our website (www.qcmemory.org/Page/Ask_a_Question.aspx?nt=208), with any general dates you might have for this family, we will see what our resources can do for you!

  3. Helen V Peters says:

    I am looking for any information about my Grandmother, Ida Roneau (?Spelling) who was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 25, 1860. She immigrated to the US in 1879 or 1880 and joined her sister in Davenport, Iowa. She married Wilhelm Peters(born 28Aug1880) soon after her arrival and they lived in Dysart, Tama County Iowa. I have not been able to find any information about her prior to her marriage to Wilhelm. If someone could look for any information in Davenport with anyone with that name I would be happy to pay for any information about her or her sister. Unfortunately, I do not know her sisters name or whether or not she was married. thanks, Helen Peters.

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    This year I began a FB page where I’m posting my grandfather’s diary entries from 1915. At that time he was 18 years old, living in Davenport with his sister and mother. He was a student at Palmer School of Chiropractic. I thought you might find it interesting. His name was Earl Benton. His sister was Rosybell Benton and his mother Rosy Leaf Benton.

  5. Fawn says:

    How can I register for the genealogy conference on the 26th of April if I do not live close to Davenport? There must be a way to get the form online? An email to ask for one? I live over an hour away, but would love to go……

    thanks,
    Fawn

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