Welcome to the Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society! The Society was established in 1972 to help preserve and perpetuate members' ancestral records. Our goal is to help assist members in genealogical research and educate the community on the importance of Rock Island County history.
- Oct 24-25: ISGS Fall Conference in O’Fallon, IL www.ilgensoc.org
- Oct. 26th: Sunday 1-5 pm RICHS & RICIGS “An Afternoon of Research” 822 - 11th Ave. Moline, IL
- Oct. 28th: Tuesday 7:00pm Meeting - Presentation on “Family Traditions - Keep Your Heritage Alive”
- Oct. 28-30: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair - Click for Schedule
- Nov. 8th: Saturday 10-30 - 11:30 am “Passenger Lists” Family History Center, Davenport, IA
October 2014 Meeting
Tuesday, October 28th 7:00 pm
“Family Traditions - Keep Your Heritage Alive”
Presented by Linda Polich
Butterworth Education Center
701 12th Avenue, Moline IL
“An Afternoon of Research”
Hosted by Rock Island County IL Genealogy Society and
Rock Island County Historical Society
Sunday, October 26th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Rock Island County Historical Society Library,
822 11th Avenue, Moline, IL
Open to the public! Cost: $5 per person
Volunteers will be on hand to help you!
Click here for more info: Research Afternoon
November 2014 Annual Dinner Meeting
Monday, November 10th 5:30 pm
at Quad City Botanical Center,
2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Buffet Dinner and Program,
“A Victorian Christmas” presented by Gretchen Small,
Program Director at Butterworth Center
Click here for Reservation Form
*NEW* Riverside Cemetery Records on CD
An extract of the Official Sexton Records of the Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Illinois, is now available on CD. This CD contains information on over 27,000 burials published as two Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Volume 1 includes surnames starting with A – J and covers the years 1873 – 2011. Volume 2 includes Surnames K – Z and covers the years 1873 – 2013. This work includes all burials including the 100’s of burials that never had a grave marker as well as burials where the grave marker is now missing or illegible.
To order and to see information on additional Rock Island County Cemetery CD’s click here.
RICIGS Members: We are in need of your family surnames that you are researching to add to our master list. This is a great way to help other genealogists on their research or connect with a possible family member. They will be added to our “Surnames” page: Surnames
Members may submit a list of Surnames they are researching by using the Member's Surname Submission form. Click here to get the form.
2nd Thursday of each month
6:30 at Oak Room of Butterworth Center
1105 8th Street, Moline, IL
All members welcome!