The conference amenities will include a Vendor room located in the Alpine Ballroom on the second floor adjacent to the lecture rooms. Exhibits will show case many and varied products and services for genealogists and will include books, maps, preservation materials, software and memorabilia.
The hours of the Vendor Room are as follows:
|Sunday, July 15:
||12 noon - 5:00 P.M.|
|Monday, July 16:
||9:00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.|
|Tuesday, July 17:
||9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.|
|Wednesday, July 18:
||9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.|
|Thursday, July 19:
||9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.|
The following is a brief description of our vendors. More descriptions will be posted when they are provided by the vendors.
With 24,000 searchable databases and titles, Ancestry.com is the No. 1 online source for family history information. Since its launch in 1997, Ancestry.com has been the premier resource for family history, simplifying genealogical research for millions of people by providing them with many easy-to-use tools and resources to build their own unique family trees. Ancestry.com is part of The Generations Network, Inc., a leading network of family-focused interactive properties, including MyFamily.com, Rootsweb.com, Genealogy.com and Family Tree Maker. In total, The Generations Network properties receive 9.6 million unique visitors worldwide and over 380 million page views a month (© comScore Media Metrix, February, 2007). Ancestry will be selling at their booth, their Ancestry titled books at a 25% discount! In addition, Ancestry.com will be holding a free drawing giving away; one copy of The Source (3rd Edition), edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Luebking , 1 copy of The Official Guide to Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Flash Drives (several). Grand Prize: 1 Annual World Deluxe Subscription to Ancestry.com. www.Ancestry.com
Avotaynu publishes books of interest to Jewish genealogists. Since 1991, Avotaynu has produced 43 reference works including Where Once We Walked, Sephardic Genealogy and A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland, all of which have won the prestigious "Outstanding Reference Book of the Year" by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL). In 2004, Avotaynu won the "Body of Work" award of the AJL. Other notable books include Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy, A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire, A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names and Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Our flagship, AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy, is now in its twenty-third year of publication. Each issue consists at least 68 pages of useful, interesting articles that can help in your research. Issues have been as large as 100 pages. Primary focus is on U.S., Canadian, and Central and Eastern Europe research but virtually every country in the world has been covered in the more than 80 issues published to date. www.avotaynu.com
Best Western Garden Inn
The Best Western Garden Inn offers:
· Complimentary shuttle to and from the Family History Library
· Complimentary parking
The Best Western Garden Inn offers many benefits inside its lovely six-acre garden complex. You may choose to eat in the Grill Restaurant or opt for in room dining after a long day using our convenient take-out service. You may also relax in the Pub Lounge and enjoy one or more of our scrumptious appetizers, order dinner and a beverage while watching a favorite sporting event on the big screen. During your leisure, you may continue your daily exercise routine in our complimentary deluxe fitness center, swim in our oversized outdoor heated pool, or relax in our year round hot tub.
Each guest room includes complimentary high-speed wireless internet service, remote control color television complete with deluxe cable and Pay-Per-View movies. Iron and Ironing Board also are standard features as well as complimentary coffee and coffee makers.
Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History is one of the great public Jewish historical and cultural institutions in the world. Opened in October 2000, as the campus to its five Partner organizations - American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - the Center has achieved recognition as a venue of unrivaled historical documentation and scholarship, imaginative exhibitions of art and artifacts, and vital public dialogue. The collections of its Partners total more than 500,000 volumes and 100 million archival documents, and include thousands of pieces of artwork, textiles, and ritual objects, as well as music, films, and photographs. They comprise, taken together, the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. www.cjh.org
Conference Copy is offering the special price of $89 for those complete conference recordings MP3 CD for those ordered by July 13. The on-site price for complete (authorized) conference recordings is $109 and the post-conference order price is $149. For those who wish to order only individual sessions they are available for $11.00 per session. Double sessions are indicated by an asterisk* and are $22.00 per session. Orders of individual audio CDs over $100.00, will receive a 10% discount.
DNA Shoah Project at the Arizona Research Laboratories
The central mission of the DNA Shoah Project is to build a DNA database for all victims of the Holocaust and their families. This database will help reconnect relatives, locate next of kin and confirm the final resting place for victims whose bones may still be discovered in Europe. DNA is gathered via a gentle cheek swab, either at home or during group collections organized through local Jewish and other community organizations. After collection, the DNA will be extracted and analyzed using the same matching software used by the City of New York to identify victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Emes Editions, LTD
Emes Editions LTD in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania distributes the artwork of America's leading designer of Judaica, Mordechai Rosenstein. Mordechai's use of vibrant colors and flowing lines transforms the art of Hebrew calligraphy into a modern-day feast for the eyes. Finally, there is a gift available, which the recipient can be proud to display in their home or office. Our prints and three dimensional pieces can be used for recognition awards, honorings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, birthdays and baby namings. Custom designed family trees are also available. Over 150 designs to choose from. Visit our web site at www.Emeseditions.com or call 215 635 7070 for more information.
Family Tree DNA
Family Tree DNA – the company that pioneered the field of Genetic Genealogy - has the largest databases of its kind in the world, with over 150,000 records. It is also the world’s largest repository of Jewish DNA for genealogy purposes. As such, it has been successful in providing many customers with answers to their questions related to their ancestral origins - close and distant. The New York Times, Newsweek and L.A. Times are some of the media that covered our findings.
In addition to including records for individuals that test with us, Family Tree DNA also is the only repository of Jewish databases from the Michael Hammer, Ph.D. and Doron Behar, Ph.D., the foremost authorities in Jewish Genetic Anthropology. www.familytreedna.com
FEEFHS (Federation of East European Family History Societies)
FEEFHS in an international genealogical society which strives to increase communication and education among genealogical societies and individuals specializing in research in East European countries. FEEFHS publishes a very high quality Journal featuring articles dealing with East European Genealogical research. Countries included within the scope of our organization include Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia. An annual Conference is held featuring lectures by knowledgeable speakers. Consultations with experts on problems in doing family history research in these countries are held during our annual Conference. www.feefhs.org
Bring your file! Generation Maps, your comprehensive genealogy chart printers, will be printing large-scale charts and maps in Salt Lake. No need to process your information any special way, just bring any genealogy data file and tell us how you want your chart to look, and it will be printed while you wait. Generation Maps will also be selling their easy to use kits for beautiful decorative charts and Canvas Giclee fine art photo reproductions, which allow the user to work with the design professionals at Generation Maps to make a one of a kind expression of their family. Let Generation Maps help you get your research out where you can see it and surround your family with a sense of their heritage.
And as a special opportunity for this conference, Generation Maps will be able to reproduce many of the maps that will be on loan in the IAJGS
Resource Room. Just bring your digital camera to take a picture of the map, take the digital picture file to the Generation Maps booth in the vending area, and they can reproduce it for you in small, medium or large scale. This is a wonderful chance to get copies of those maps that will advance your research and help you share your heritage with your family. www.generationmaps.com
Are you missing a name, a date of birth, a marriage? Has someone in your line written a family history or left behind a family bible? We can help you find it! Thousands of resources are just a mouse click away, through your online Godfrey Scholar Program Membership. A variety of packages are available to suit your needs. You will find an extensive collection of essential resources to help you in your genealogical and historical research. Our staff is available to guide and advise you. Thousands of resources from across the U.S. are available online. International resources are also available. Find us on the web at www.godfrey.org. Coming soon – The Cohn-Goldfarb Collection: a database of Jewish Cemeteries in CT, MA, and RI, including locations, maps and more!
Celebrating more than 20 years as the leading internet source for unearthing and connecting Jewish ancestral lines, JewishGen's behind the scenes staff will be pleased to say hello to conference attendees. Come and talk with Joanna Fletcher about flying off to far away places and walking the streets of your ancestors with our ShtetlSchleppers program. Meet administrative assistant Becky Rogers and let her help you order any one of the books Published by JewishGen, or anything else available through the JewishGenMall Make a date to meet personally with JewishGen's founder Susan E. King or Editor in Chief Warren Blatt, or Programmer Michael Tobias or any other JewishGen V.P. in attendance. www.Jewishgen.org
Legacy Family Tree
The feature-rich Legacy 6.0 makes it easy to preserve your genealogical information. Family trees containing millions of people can be recorded, displayed and reported in a variety of styles and formats. Legacy 6.0 includes all standard genealogical reports, as well as calendars, timelines, questionnaires, research logs and a multitude of blank forms and more! www.LegacyFamilyTree.com
LifeStory Productions, Inc.
Our new Digital Family History Guidebook provides tips, “how to” techniques and cautions for scanning, using and converting sound, how to save time and money publishing your next history, storytelling suggestions, ways to share and make family history more interesting, utilize GPS coordinates and more.
Our new Heritage Collector software organizes photos and family history materials, finds any file in seconds, provides a backup system to preserve and protect priceless historical information, an archival storage and search system saves drive space and finds files on CD/DVDs or external drives. A complete solution for all your digital media. Perfect for the novice and professional family historian.
Please visit us. We’re here to provide information and suggestions to help you with your family history projects. http://www.lifestoryproductions.com
My name is Moshe Ozery, my company's name is M-O Judica, and I am an Israeli jeweler. Most of my work concentrates on personalized jewelry in Hebrew letters. The materials that I use include gold, silver, and diamonds. In the last few years I started to sell my Jewelry in different events in the U.S. I concentrate on making personalized jewelry such as Jewish anniversary and wedding bands, talit clips, Bar or Bat Mitzvah rings, Kid's names, and other different customized Jewelry. Most of my work is hand made. MoJudaica@aol.com
For over 20 years, RootsMagic, Inc. has been creating computer software with a special purpose- to unite families. "RootsMagic" is our award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history fun and easy. "Personal Historian" helps you easily write and preserve your life stories. "Family Reunion Organizer" takes the headaches out of planning those important get-togethers. And our newest product is "Family Atlas", which makes creating custom family maps fun and easy. Whether you're tracing your family tree, writing a personal history, or just trying to bring the family together, RootsMagic has the software to make the job easy. Visit us at http://www.RootsMagic.com.
Roots Television is an online television network offering a wide variety of family history programs, including a Jewish Roots channel. The programs are almost all FREE! and are available on-demand, 24 hours a day at www.rootstelevision.com.
Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation
Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF), a non-profit global pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy, utilizes DNA combined with traditional genealogical records to connect families together in ways never before possible. The Sorenson Database is a powerful, publicly available resource that includes approximately 4 million genealogical records linked to nearly 70,000 DNA samples donated by volunteers worldwide. New samples are received daily and updated into the database. Participation is free. Bring your pedigree to our booth. www.smgf.org
The Jefferson Project, LLC
The Jefferson Project, LLC, is the maker of Passage Express Software. Passage Express creates high-quality, interactive multimedia presentations on CD and DVD for your family using your family's historical materials, pictures, videos, and even your genealogy software information.
You'll be surprised at how easy it is to publish your work in our 3-step process. Simply add the files you have, use our high-quality menu designer to give your project the personality you want, and then publish!
Whether you have one file to share or a few thousand, Passage Express is the way to present your work to your family as the treasure that it is. http://www.passageexpress.com/
Finding your ancestors can be overwhelming, and expensive. At WorldVitalRecords.com, we've made it easy and affordable for individuals to connect to their families and find answers to their genealogical questions. WorldVitalRecords.com was founded by Paul Allen, who also founded Ancestry.com, one of the leading genealogy companies. WorldVitalRecords.com aims to be a top player in the genealogy industry and will offer users international record databases, references to top genealogical resources, including Everton's Online Genealogical Helper and Family Group Sheets and Pedigree Files, a blog planet, podcasts, videocasts, Webinars, expert advice, training, and user-generated content.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on submission rules and if you have any questions about the vendor room.