Genealogy & History

Genealogy & History

 

Ancestry Library (temporarily available from home): Records from the United States census, U.S. Military, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, passenger lists and more. For temporary at home access, please watch this short instructional video.

Black Freedom  (Proquest): Primary sources on the challenges and triumphs in the pursuit of equality.

Family Search: A nonprofit family history organization allows you to create a free account to work on identifying ancestors and creating family trees.

Heritage Quest Online: Collection of research materials for tracing family history.

Iowa Historical Newspapers: University of Northern Iowa's guide to digitized historical newspapers in the state of Iowa.

National Archives Resources for Genealogy: Collected guides and resources for genealogist from the U.S. National Archives.

North Scott Shield Yearbooks: The Shield began publication in 1959 with the founding of the North Scott School District and has been published annually since.

North Scott Press: Search the archives of the North Scott Press online.

Olive Tree Genealogy: A great place for beginners to learn how to research and also includes links to various sites with free information.

Rock Island County records: Vital records from Rock Island County Illinois including birth, marriage, and death records.

Roots Web: Search Family trees or build your own and get links to free information.

Scott County Cemetery Search: A growing index of names in rural Scott County cemeteries. Search by name, date, cemetery and/or military service.

Scott County Community Memory Project: Funded by an IMLS grant from 2019-2021, this project sought to collect stories and history from rural Scott County.

Scott County Gen Web: The Scott County segment of the U.S. Gen Web project. Includes information on local cemeteries, obituaries, newspapers, marriage records, biographies and more.

Scott County Library System History: A collection of photos and documents relating to the history of the Scott County Library System. The History of the Scott County Library System was published in 2020 in honor of the 70th anniversary and can be found in the library catalog.

U.S. Gen Web Project: A volunteer run site that provides websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

U.S. History Collection (Gale): Coverage for novice historians and advanced researchers.