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

  • August 3-6: Ostfriesen Genealogy Conference, Minneapolis, MN - Information Form
  • August 9th: Saturday 10-30 - 11:30 am “German Records” Family History Center, Davenport, IA
  • August 9th: Saturday Southern Illinois 2014 Annual History Conference - Sign-up Form
  • August 14th: Thursday 6:30pm Board Meeting at Oak Room of Butterworth Center
  • August 16th: Saturday 1pm - 4pm RICIGS Class  “All Things Military - Did Your Ancestors Serve?”
  • August 26th: Tuesday  7:00pm Meeting - Presentation on Illinois State Capitol
  • August 30th: Saturday - All Day Commemorative Event for 200th Anniversary of Battle for Credit Island, Davenport. IA
  • Aug. 27-30: FGS Conference in San Antonio, TX www.fgs.org
  • Sep. 13th: Saturday 10-30 - 11:30 am “Finding Generations & Clues through Land Records” Family History Center, Davenport, IA
  • Sep. 20th: Saturday 1pm - 4pm RICIGS Class  “Everyone Has a Story - Have You Told Yours?”
  • Sep. 23rd: Tuesday 7:00pm Meeting - Presentation on “Understanding Computer Genealogy”
  • Sep. 27th: Saturday Fox Valley Genealogical Conference - Information Form
  • Oct. 11th: Saturday 10-30 - 11:30 am “Military Records” Family History Center, Davenport, IA
  • Oct. 12th: Sunday 12:30pm - 3:45pm GAHC Workshop “Schleswig Holstein: The Danish Angle” - Information Form
  • Oct. 18th: Saturday 1pm - 4pm  RICIGS Class  “Continuing Research with Online Resources”
  • Oct 24-25: ISGS Fall Conference in O’Fallon, IL www.ilgensoc.org
  • Oct. 28th: Tuesday  7:00pm Meeting - Presentation on “Family Traditions - Keep Your Heritage Alive”
  • Nov. 8th: Saturday 10-30 - 11:30 am “Passenger Lists” Family History Center, Davenport, IA

August 2014 Meeting

Tuesday, August 26th 7:00 pm

“Illinois State Capitol”

Butterworth Education Center

701 12th Avenue, Moline IL


Summer Workshops

August Class: Saturday, August 16th 1 pm - 4 pm

“All Things Military - Did Your Ancestors Serve?”

September Class: Saturday, September 20th 1pm - 4pm
Everyone Has a Story - Have You Told Yours?

October Class: Saturday, October 18th 1 pm - 4 pm

“Continuing Your Research with Online Resources”

All classes are at Butterworth Educational Center

701 12th Avenue, Moline IL

Click here for Summer Class Schedule & Registration Form



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*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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