Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 27th: Tuesday 7:00 pm Butterworth Education Center, Moline, IL “Show and Tell” Program
  • Feb 12th: Thursday 6:30 pm, RICIGS Board of Directors Meeting, 1105 8th St., Moline, IL
  • Feb. 24th: Tuesday 7:00 pm Butterworth Education Center, Moline, IL State Capitol” Program; Presented by Rich Morthland
  • Mar. 12th: Thursday 6:30 pm, RICIGS Board of Directors Meeting, 1105 8th St., Moline, IL
  • Mar. 21st: Saturday 9-4 Michiana Genealogy Fair 2015; info at
  • May 28-June 1: Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy - Genealogical Instruction in the Heartland (4.5 days of instruction)

Genealogical Websites for Rock Island County

A new page has been added under our Online Resources area. This page lists websites that pertain to Rock Island County. Click here to see our new addition. 

January Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 27th 7:00 pm

“What started you in Genealogy?” Program

Come and share!

Butterworth Education Center

701 12th Avenue, Moline IL

*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.

Surnames Needed

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

Board Meetings

2nd Thursday of each month

6:30 at Oak Room of Butterworth Center

1105 8th Street, Moline, IL

All members welcome!

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