SCOTT COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Scott County Genealogical Society has its genealogical collection in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections area of the Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street. The collection is particularly strong for those doing genealogical research on Scott County families. This group is a separate entity from IAGenWeb.

MEETINGS:

The group meets on the 1st Monday of each month with the following EXCEPTIONS: September - if the 1st Monday follows the Labor Day holiday. There no meetings in January or July.

MEETING LOCATION:

Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Room of the Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52801 (Other meeting places may be announced from time to time.)

MEETING TIME:

7:00 p.m.

To join the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS):

Membership $12.00, Mr. and Mrs. Membership $16.00, Annual contributing member $20.00, Life member $250.00

Dues are due Jan 1st. Include name, phone, address, email address and check or money order made out to SCIGS to: Registrar, Scott County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3132, Davenport, IA 52808-3132.

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE is offered, for a fee. Please contact the SCIGS Corresponding Secretary by email at scigscorsec@yahoo.com. Mailing address: P.O. Box 3132, Davenport, IA 52808

The SCIGS newsletter is called The Iowan. Issues are available in both word and pdf formats.

SCIGS is committed to assisting those doing genealogy for this area and increasing its collection of local records. Resources include Scott County Courthouse records, cemetery and church records, vital records for neighboring Iowa counties and other states, immigration records, newspaper abstracts and periodicals. These materials provide a broad genealogical base for research and is merged with the Davenport Public Library's Richardson-Sloane Special Collection Room records to expand the scope of both organizations.

SOME MATERIALS FOR SALE BY THE SCOTT COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY:

  • 1850 Federal Census, Mortality Schedule & Early Marriages (Grooms and Brides indexes for 1831-1852)
  • Marriage Records 1852-1879
  • Naturalization Index 1852-1930
  • Naturalization Index and Documents 1832-1926 (not the same as 1852-1930, but may be some duplication)
  • Gravestone Record Indexes
  • Cemetery Records
  • Probate Records
  • Davenport City Directory 1856
  • Abstracted Names from "THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER" newspaper (Years currently in print 1900-1946)
  • This is not a complete list or description of materials available. These publications are offered for sale through the IOWA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, P.O. Box 7735, Des Moines, IA 50322. Please write for a catalog.