Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2019

January 9th:  6:00 p.m.  The Library|EASTERN       Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series:  Philippine Campaign/Battle of Bataan 

January 10th:  Winter Book Arts Academy:  Zines                                                                                     The Library|MAIN  4:30p.m.

January 21st:  All Davenport Public Libraries closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 23rd:  5:00-7:00 p.m. The Library|MAIN  National History Day Open House in Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Students can spend some quality time preparing for the upcoming National History Day competition “Triumph & Tragedy in History”. 

January 27th: 2:00 p.m. German American Heritage Center    FREE Presentation by David Connon:  Iowans who Fought Against the Union sponsored by a grant from Humanities Iowa.   

Most Iowans think that the state was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. After all, some 76,500 residents fought for the North. In reality, Iowa Democrats formed a spectrum of dissent. The majority of Democrats opposed abolishing slavery (and yet favored the Union war effort); the minority sympathized with the South. Out of this group, at least 60 Iowa residents served the Confederacy. This talk will focus on four or five of them. David Connon will explore their motivations and describe their pre-war, war-time, and post-war experiences. After each soldier’s story, he will invite audience members to share their observations. This event is FREE to the public and made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

January 29th:  6:30 p.m. The Library | MAIN    Genealogical Perspectives:  Google Earth for Genealogy  with Lisa Louise Cooke

February 4th:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Meeting 6:30 p.m. Large Meeting Room Davenport Public Library | MAIN   Program:  How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote

February 5th:  5:30-7:30 p.m. The Library|MAIN “Color Our Collections”  Visit Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center for a color-in party and coloring contest!

February 13th:  2:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN     Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series:  North African Campaign & Battle of Kasserine Pass

February 14th:  Winter Book Arts Academy:  Paper Cutting:  Hearts                                                                                      The Library|MAIN  4:30p.m.

February 18th:  All Davenport Public Libraries closed for Presidents Day

February 26:  6:30 p.m. The Library | MAIN    Genealogical Perspectives:  Get Started with Evernote with Lisa Louise Cooke 

March 13th:  6:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series: American Strategic Bombing Campaign (USAAF) & Raid on Berlin

April 27, 2019 46th Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference
8:00 am to 4:00 pm     Featured Speaker: Beth Foulk
****New Location****
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 101 18th St, Moline, Illinois

May 8th:  2:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series: Turning the Tide in the Pacific & Battle of Midway

May 8-11th:  NGS 2019 Family History Conferece – “Journey of Discovery”  

NGS 2019 Family History Conferece –

Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11
NGS 2019 Family History Conferece – “Journey of Discovery”  (National Events)
St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO
The National Genealogical Society’s 2019 conference includes more than 150 unique lectures on topics such as vital records and religious records, migration and immigration, U.S. census and military records, land records and maps, court records, ethnic resources, government documents, using DNA testing, technology for genealogy, Midwest regional topics, and much more. Conference registration begins Dec. 1, 2018 – you can also register for workshops, tours, meals, and other special conference events. Every conference attendee receives a digital syllabus of more than 600 pages that includes each handout provided for every lecture. There are a number of Conference Hotels and reservations are now being taken! For more info on the conference, registration, and conference hotels, click HERE.

June 12th:  6:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series: Invasion of Europe 75th Anniversary & Battle of Normandy

July 10th:  2:00 p.m. The Library|EASTERN      Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian for Rock Island Arsenal leads the WWII Lecture Series:  Battle of the Atlantic

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

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

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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