Genealogy Sources for RI County

Rock Island County Genealogy Resources

Below are links to resources that have information on Rock Island County history and its inhabitants.



Rock Island Argus

The Rock Island Argus for the years of 1861 – 1923 has been digitized and is available through the Library of Congress, Chronicling America National Digital Newspaper Program.

Moline Dispatch

The Moline Public Library has digitized the Moline Dispatch and early Moline Newspapers

Newspapers published in RI County

The Illinois Newspaper Project has published a list of known newspapers published in Rock Island County and identifies libraries that hold each newspaper.


Additional links to websites about Rock Island County:

GenWeb Rock Island County Illinois
Illinois Ancestors for Rock Island County
Rock Island Family Search Wiki
Illinois State Archives
Rock Island County Historical Society
Rock Island National Cemetery – National Cemetery Association
Illinois Local Governmental Records Listing – Arranged by County