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THE RICHARDSON-SLOANE SPECIAL COLLECTION CENTER
Maintains extensive local history and genealogy collections, along with SCIGS large collection
-Lower Level – Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA
Additional information call 563-326-7902 or emailing specialcollections@davenportlibrary.com

THE RICHARDSON-SLOANE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS – Links
RESOURCES
-Books -Church Records -Davenport City Archives -Map Collections -Newspapers -Oral History Collections -Newspapers -Oral History Collections -Photographs -Scott County Records -Archive & Manuscript Collections
RESEARCH GUIDES  -People -Places -Things
LOCAL DATABASE SEARCH
ASK A GENEALOGY OR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS QUESTION
SPECIAL COLLECTION FORMS
-Resource checklist -Family Group Sheet -City Directory Research -5 Generation Ancestor Chart –PDF forms link available at the bottom of the ‘Special Collection Forms’ page for all four of the above forms)


GENEALOGY & HISTORY – Links

CONFERENCE KEEPER – Collection of genealogy events calendar:  Live – Virtual – Conferences – Seminars – Workshops – Webinars and more!

ELEVENSES WITH LISA live on the Genealogy Gems You Tube channel. – Lisa at lisalouisecooke.com.

GEN WEB PROJECTS
Iowa –Scott County  –Cedar County –Muscatine County –Clinton County
Illinois –Rock Island County –Mercer County -Henry County -Whiteside County

GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS – includes the list of Mayflower Families, information about the Mayflower, the settlement and the descendants

GRAVESTONE PHOTO PROJECTS
Iowa Scott County –Cedar County –Muscatine County –Clinton County –Iowa gravestones search by county –Iowa gravestone search by county/surnames 
Illinois –Rock Island County –Mercer County –Henry County –Whiteside County –Surname Index by county

IOWA HERITAGE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS – Online repository of Iowa history and culture, maintained by the State Library of Iowa

NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Federal Census –Military Records –Catalog

RIVERSHARE LIBRARIES  – Search catalog
-Bettendorf Public Library -Clinton Community College -Clinton Public Library -Davenport Public Library -LeClaire Community Library -Muscatine Community College Library -Musser Public Library -Scott Community College -Scott County Library System

SOUTHEAST IOWA – SE Iowa Newspaper Digital Archives

THE ANCESTOR HUNT

UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIGITAL IMAGE ARCHIVE

US GEN WEB ARCHIVES DIGITAL MAP LIBRARY
Iowa  –Illinois

HISTORICAL WEBSITES to find out what happened on a specific date 
— https://www.onthisday.com – This website claims to be the world’s largest, most accurate site for a day in history.  You can enter a specific date or search by year or by country
— https://www.historynet.com/today-in-history – This website offers historical information based on the date you pick
— https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history – Sponsored by A&E Television Networks, this company is the producer of History Channel on your cable TV.  You may check for a specific date in history.  They offer the option of receiving a daily email of historical events each day. —- A BIG THANKS TO ANNE THOMAS, The Iowan Editor for this information!!!

SCOTT COUNTY LIBRARIES – Links

BETTENDORF PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722

DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 321 Main Street – Fairmount Branch, 3000 Fairmount St – Eastern Branch, 6000 Eastern Avenue

SCOTT COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
BLUE GRASS LIBRARY, 121 S Mississippi St, Suite 2, Blue Grass, IA 52726 – Books specific to Blue Grass:  There are books specific to Blue Grass, including 150 Years in Blue Grass, Iowa and Cemetery Burials, 1839-1900, Blue Grass Cemetery. They also have some area atlases in their Iowa section.
BUFFALO LIBRARY, Scott County Library System, 329 Dodge St., Buffalo, IA 52728
The Buffalo Library is tucked away but worth locating. Their materials include an Iowa section and a book about the community, Buffalo Then & Now, a Short History of Buffalo, IA. There is also a historical society in Buffalo. The Buffalo Historical Society also operates the Buffalo Historical Museum for additional information regarding the historical society and museum.
ELDRIDGE BRANCH LIBRARY, Scott Library System, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA 52748.  They have a History Haven section in the library.  They hold yearbooks for North Scott High School from 1959 to present, in both book form and online. There are copies of the North Scott Press newspaper from 1968 to present, in book form and in an online searchable format. The North Scott Morning Star, a fine arts publication from the high school, is available from 1983 to present, in book form and online. There are some plat books for Scott, Cedar, Clinton and Muscatine Counties, and atlases of Scott County. The library maintains some Scott County history records. There are local cookbooks. Perhaps your ancestor’s family recipes are included. Ancestory.com (library edition) is available for use at the Eldridge Library.
WALCOTT BRANCH LIBRARY, Scott County Library System, 101 E. Durant St., Walcott, IA 52773.  The library has at least three books devoted to area history: Walcott: The Early Years 1854-1954, Walcott Day, Bicentennial 1776-1976 and Walcott Centennial 1954. There are physical copies of the Scott County Tribune newspaper, August 5, 1939 to July 25, 1941, and the Walcott Community News newspaper, 1933-1935. There are some atlases. The library has four Walcott cookbooks from the school, a church, the community and a local German society. The community also has the Walcott Historical Society