Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2019

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

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

2020

January 6th

January 8th

January 13th:  

Date & Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Monday, January 13, 2020

Title: Jump into Genealogy: A Beginner’s Workshop–Class 2:  Types of Records

Description: The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and The Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society are jointly offering a six-week beginner’s genealogy workshop. There is no fee, but registration is required. Email scigsregistrar@gmail.com or call 563-326-7902 to register.

Location: Main – Special Collections

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

January 20:  ALL DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

January 21st:  Date & Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Title: Jump into Genealogy: A Beginner’s Workshop–Class 3:  There’s More to Life (and Family) Than the Internet

Description: The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and The Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society are jointly offering a six-week beginner’s genealogy workshop. There is no fee, but registration is required. Email scigsregistrar@gmail.com or call 563-326-7902 to register.

Location: Main – Special Collections

January 27th:  Date & Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Monday, January 27, 2020

Title: Jump into Genealogy: A Beginner’s Workshop–Class 4:  Internet Searches

Description: The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and The Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society are jointly offering a six-week beginner’s genealogy workshop. There is no fee, but registration is required. Email scigsregistrar@gmail.com or call 563-326-7902 to register.

Location: Main – Special Collections

February 10th:  Date & Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Monday February 10, 2020

Title: Jump into Genealogy: A Beginner’s Workshop–Class 5:  Games, Games and More Games

Description: The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and The Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society are jointly offering a six-week beginner’s genealogy workshop. There is no fee, but registration is required. Email scigsregistrar@gmail.com or call 563-326-7902 to register.

Location: Main – Special Collections

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

February 18th:  Date & Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Title: Jump into Genealogy: A Beginner’s Workshop–Class 6:  This Is Just the Beginning

Description: The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and The Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society are jointly offering a six-week beginner’s genealogy workshop. There is no fee, but registration is required. Email scigsregistrar@gmail.com or call 563-326-7902 to register.

Location: Main – Special Collections

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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