Materials of interest to those doing family
history research have been transferred to the:
Rock Island County Historical Society
822 - 11th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-1221

Materials of interest to local history research are located at the:

Moline Public Library
3210 41st St.
Moline, IL 61265

Microfilm copies of the Moline Dispatch newspaper are housed at the:

Moline Public Library
3210 41st St.
Moline, IL 61265

Moline Public Library Reference staff can be contacted in the following ways:

Phone 309-524-2470 (may leave voice message)
Fax 309-524-2453 (include your mailing address)
Mail --Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street
Moline, IL 61265

Genealogical Requests

Obituary and birth announcements will continue to be printed as long as there are dates provided and as time permits (please allow up to 4 weeks for requests) . A $10.00 per hour research fee, plus $ .25 for photocopies, $ .25 for microfilm copies, and any applicable fax charges will be billed to the person making the request. A bill is sent with the response letter. People living in the Quad Cities area are encouraged to come and use our facilities to do research. The staff on duty will not be able to assist genealogists in their endeavor.

Some Resources

Internet/ Online Databases:

  • Due to the high cost of online genealogical resources, the Moline Public Library does not subscribe to any genealogical services. However, there are numerous free sites on the Internet for research such as and .
  • Because of high demand for the internet computers, you may want to phone ahead to reserve a time slot. We do limit scheduled internet time to 1 hour a day per person.

Microfilm available:

  • Federal Census for Rock Island County 1840-1929 (does not include 1890)
  • Moline Riverside Cemetery Records to 2/1985
  • Moline Newspapers
  • City Directories 1855 - 1976 (1905- present in book format, with some issues missing)
Other Agencies and Local Genealogy Information

For a list of local historical and genealogical societies, libraries, cemeteries, newspapers, and many other bits of local genealogical information be sure to visit Genweb's Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy web site. The address is:

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