Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2019

Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society’s Three Skill-Building Workshops at Butterworth Educational Center in Moline, Saturdays 1-4 p.m.   Cost $10 per class or $25 for all three. Email info@ricigs.org

CLASS 1:  August 10th – Basics, Genealogy Software, Internet Research, Vital Records, Ethnic Research

CLASS 2:  Sept. 21st – DNA testing, Immigration, Census, Military Records

CLASS 3:  Write and publish your family history, life story and other projects

August 5th:  6:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meeting – Program “Fraternal Organization Social Networking” with Danni Altman-Newell

August 14th:  6:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series:  Battles of Iwo Jima & Okinawa

August 15th:  6:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN  Gena Schantz, local historian, provides the Local History Lecture:  Who Was George Davenport? 

September 9th:  6:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meeting – Program to be announced

October 7th:  6:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meeting – Program “What’s New in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center?” with archivist Kathryn Kuntz.

October 9th:  2:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series:  The Philippine Campaign & Battles of Leyte & Luzon

November 4th:  6:30 p.m.  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Annual Meeting at American Legion Post 26. Dinner and meeting including election of officers.  Program:  “The Genealogical Proof Standard” with Alice Hoyt Veen

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

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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