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Scott County
Message Board Instructions

 INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. We are using a query system that is automatic. Please be sure to follow instructions.

  2. Please put ALL surnames in CAPITALS.

  3. To the best of your knowledge, let people know WHO you are looking for, WHERE they were in Scott County, and WHEN they were in Scott County.

  4. Other people do not know all towns, past and present, in Scott County so be sure to put places as "City, Scott County".

  5. Your query must mention a connection to Scott County or it will be removed.

  6. If you are unsure as to where your ancestors were in Iowa, you may post your query on the general Iowa query page at: http://iagenweb.org/state/topquery.htm

  7. If you are unsure that the town in which your ancestors resided is in Scott County, please check an atlas or the Geological Name Information System at: https://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:276430660440435


 EXAMPLE QUERY:
  • Looking for John DOE b. 1831 in NY. He moved with his parents, Jack DOE and Judith BLANK, to Davenport, Scott County ca. 1840. John married Jane BUCK on 28 Dec 1865 in Davenport, Scott County. They had the following children: Judy, b. 14 Oct 1866; Jeff J., b. 1868. I would like to correspond with anyone interested in exchanging information on this family.

Scott Co. Queries:
Place only queries associated with Jackson Co. surnames or allied families on this board. Place the principle name, location area and time period in the subject line. Place all surnames associated with the Query in the surname section. Enter one surname per line and detailed information in the message.
obituaries Scott Co. Obituaries:
Place only obituaries associated with this county on this board. Place only one obituary per message. Place name of deceased and birth & death years, if known, in the subject section. Place all surnames associated with the Obituary in the surname section. Enter one surname per line.
biographies Scott Co. Biographies:
Place biographies associated with this county family on this board, one biography per message, place name of subject with DOB and death if known in subject box. Place surnames associated with the Biography in the surname section, one surname per line. Place full text of the biography in the message.
documents Scott Co. Documents:

Miscellaneous documents may be placed on the Document Board.

Wills:
Place only wills on this board associated with Jackson County. Place only one will per message. Place name of deceased with date of will in the subject section. Place all surnames associated with the obituary in the surname section. Place all surnames associated with the message in the surname section. Enter one surname per line. Place the full text of the will in the message section.

Bible Records:
Place only Bible and Scrapbook records and on this board associated with Jackson County. Place only one Bible record per message. Place principle name of Bible record in the subject section. Place all surnames associated with the message in the surname section. Enter one surname per line. Place the full text of the Bible record in the message section.

Deeds:
Place only land records on this board associated with Jackson County. Place only one land record per message. Place principle name, location and date of land record in the subject section. Place all surnames associated with the message in the surname section. Enter one surname per line. Place the full text of the land record in the message section. Include your source.

Newspaper Clippings: These might include articles such as Births, Marriages, Wedding Anniversaries, etc. with a genealogical benefit. Place only Newspaper Clippings on this board associated with Jackson County. Place only one Newspaper Clipping per message. Place principle name, location and date of Newspaper Clipping in the subject section. Place all surnames associated with the message in the surname section. Enter one surname per line. Place the full text of the Newspaper Clipping in the message section. Include source info.

You are not limited to the above type documents. Other types might include deeds, pensions, immigration, military, etc. If in doubt, feel free to ask Website Coordinator.