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Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Iowa's Black Pioneers

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Iowa's Black Pioneers Online

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society and the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library invite you to their monthly meeting.

For our September presentation, we will learn about Iowa's Blacks Pioneers—those who arrived as free persons, slaves, coal miners, or various reasons. Who is a pioneer? Initially, Ricki unknowingly described them as Black citizens in Iowa by 1830-1900, not realizing the focus was on Black pioneers. Why? Because she had never heard anyone refer to Iowa's Black citizens as pioneers. 

About the Speaker: 

Ricki King received a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research Program in 2015 and founded Roots to Branches Genealogy, LLC. She is the author of "Separating the Two Campbells." and "A Father's [Lynching? Murder?] Provides A Possible Motive for an African American Woman's Use of Multiple Maiden Names," which ran in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 109, No. 1, (March 2021). 

As of January 2022, King has served as Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, an international group. Since 2021, she has served as the Vice President of the Iowa Historical Foundation, which works with the State Historical Society of Iowa. In addition, she was part of the consultant team for Dubuque's Black Heritage Survey, which finished this past June.

This program is scheduled to be held in person and virtually. If you prefer to attend virtually, please follow this link to participate in the event

This program is suitable for adults and teens. 

Related LibGuide: Genealogical Research by Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Saturday, September 9, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B (Large)
This is an online event.
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  Adults     Teens  
  Educational     Genealogy     Local History  

Join the members and guests of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society in learning about trends, techniques, and anything related to family history.

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society, SCIGS, was organized in 1976 for literary and educational purposes as a nonprofit corporation with activities devoted to pursuits designed to further the following objectives:

  • The creation and fostering of interest in genealogy and family history.
  • The gathering, preservation, and use of records relative to the ancestors, founders, and early settlers of our county.
  • The giving of aid and instruction to individuals in their genealogical research and in the compilation of their family histories.
  • The establishment and maintenance of a depository of genealogical information and materials.

This program is offered in partnership with the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library.

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