Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society

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Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS)
Established 1973
Society Meetings
Address Special Collections Room of the Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52801
Day of Meeting 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.
Time of Meeting 7:00 pm
Society Building
Hours See Davenport Public Library for hours
Society Officers
President Len Stevens
Cost of Membership $12.00 per year

Purpose of the Society

The purpose of SCIGS is twofold.

  1. to provide educational programs and research materials to assist members in their own family history research.
  2. to work within the community to preserve and provide access to historical records that document the history of Scott County.

Help the Society Can Provide

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 Special Collection Room records to expand the scope of both organizations.

Record Collections

All of our record collections are housed in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collectons Room

Indexes for Scott County, Iowa

Publications In the Society's Holdings

  • (general description or list of titles)
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Family Files (any other paper files)
  • (general description or list of surnames)

Publications for Sale


  • 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.

Look up Services

(Instructions and fees)

How to Do Research in (name of town/county)

  • (list of classes whether online or onsite)

Local Repositories Society Members Visit

Benefits to Those Who Join the Society

Cost of membership and how to join:
Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy and family history.

Dues are payable by 1 Jan as follows:

Individual membership $12.00
Mr. & Mrs. Membership $16.00
Annual contributing membership $20.00
Life membership $250.00

Please make checks payable to Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society, and send to:

PO Box 3132
Davenport, IA 52808-3132

Unlimited Online Access to:

Newsletter/Periodical: The Iowan - We are going ditigal. Send us your email and we will email you a copy.

Society Happenings


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. (Field trips may be announced from time to time.)


Board Meetings

5:45-6:45pm prior to regular meetings unless otherwise announced.

Society Projects


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Past Projects

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