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

  • Sep. 14th: Sunday 1-4 pm “Fall Flemish Fest” Stephens Park, Moline, IL - Belgian Waffles, Lacemaking, Rolle Bolle available
  • Sep. 20th: Saturday 1pm - 4pm RICIGS Class  “Everyone Has a Story - Have You Told Yours?”
  • Sep. 23rd: Tuesday 7:00pm Meeting - Presentation on “Genealogy Tech Tools”
  • 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 10:00 am - 4 pm. SwedGenTour at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • 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
  • 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

September 2014 Meeting

Tuesday, September 23rd 7:00 pm

“Genealogy Tech Tools”

Butterworth Education Center

701 12th Avenue, Moline IL

Presenting technology tools that can
help your genealogy research!

“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

Fall Workshops

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

*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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