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Richardson-Sloane Collection Center – Genealogical/family history research -Local history research.  Special collections is open!  You can visit or send requests to them or to SCIGS . Questions:  Special Collections:  call 563-326-7902 or emailing  — SCIGS Corresponding Secretary:

Monthly meetings will be held on Saturdays at 1:00pm at the Davenport Main Street Library – Large Meeting Room, unless otherwise announced – Programs will be announced as they become available
          Meeting will be held 1st Saturday of each month with the following exception:  September the 2nd Saturday — No meeting in January or July
–December 3, 2022, 1-3pm — Presentation will be held in person and virtually on Zoom. – “Developing a DNA Testing Plan:  a Guide for Beginners” presented by Legacy Family Tree Webinar – This presentation is presented by Debra Renard, who is the founder of Eureka! Genealogy.  she is co-leader of the Louisville Genealogical Society’s Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.  The description from the Legacy Family Tree website states, “You might already create research plans for major projects or repository visits.  Plans are also valuable when applying DNA testing to your family history research.  This talk answers questions such as: What is DNA and why should I test it?  Which test should I use?  Where should I get my test?  Who else should I test?  Don’t hesitate any longer to add this invaluable tool to your genealogy toolbox!”  Join us to see what you can learn about DNA and your family. –
–January 2023 – No meeting
–February 2023, 1-3pm — To be announced
–March 2023, 1-3pm — To be announced
–April 1, 2023, 1-3pm — Presentation will be held in person and virtually on Zoom “Dying to Discover Records at the Scott County Court House” – Shar Blevins will share with us the types of records one can use to find information about deceased ancestors in the Scott County Court House.
–May 6, 2023, 1-3pm — Presentation will be held in person and virtually on Zoom – IAGenWeb Project” – Lynn McCleary will share information about her experiences with the IAGenWeb.  IAGenWeb is part of the USGenWeb Project, a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.  The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.  Lynn McCleary, from Muscatine, has been a volunteer coordinator since 2007.  Today she manages the websites for Muscatine, Cedar, Louisa, and Carroll Counties and is the temporary coordinator for Scott, Hamilton, and Jackson Counties.
–June 2023, 1-3pm — To be announced
–July 2023 – No meeting
–August 2023 – To be announced
–September 2023 – To be announced
–October 2023 – To be announced
–November 2023 – To be announced
–December 2023 – To be announced

Additional information can be found at

Opening the Box Series
 – Davenport Public Library-Richardson-Sloane Special Collections -First Friday of every month to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richard-Sloane Special Collections.  Each month a different topic relating to the use and study of archives and manuscripts.  They will feature collections and examples of relevant materials during each presentation. – Further information & how to attend by going to Library Calendar, Davenport
–December 2, 2022 – 2:30-3:30pm – Holiday in the Archives  Available Virtual:

Preservation Workshops – Davenport Public Library-Richardson-Sloane Special collections – Join in learning how to practically care for and preserve materials at home with tips and tricks from the staff of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.  Each workshop will showcase different techniques and share applicable knowledge on creating tools and demonstrating methods of preservation for photographs, letters, books, and more.
–Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – Demystifying Archival Products – This month will discuss the archival product terminology as well as the differences between the various archival products available through various vendors.  We will also share what types of products are best for particular types of materials.  We will share a list of vendors for all your archival product needs!  Available online:

Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series Lecture Series – Presented by Rock Island Arsenal, John Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Historian — Second Wednesdays of the month at DPL Main & Virtual
– Presentation and registration information will also posted on as becomes available
— Wednesday, December 14, 2022 6:00-7:00pm – Davenport Main Street Library – Large Meeting Room & Online (link also available at – this event will be recorded and available on the DPL Library’s You Tube

Hoover Museum and LibraryThird Thursday of every month – Registration information will be posted on – After you register you’ll receive a confirmation email with zoom link”
–Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Herbert Hoover and Christmas – See DPL libcal for further information & registration

Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society (RICIGS)
–Check their website for current program information –

Davenport Iowa Family History Center
4929 Wisconsin, Davenport, IA – 563-386-7547 –
Hours vary contact 563-386-7547 before coming out

German Heritage Center & Museum
712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA – 563-322-8844 –