2008 Exhibitors

The following organizations will be exhibiting at the Expo:

Exhibitor Additional Information and Link
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) - Greater Seattle Chapter The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is an international, non-profit educational organization. The group's purpose is to bring together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia, and promote a better appreciation of their history and preservation of the culture. The Greater Seattle Chapter has been active in furthering the goals of AHSGR on the local level since being founded in 1975. The Chapter hosted the annual AHSGR National Convention in 1979 and in 1992 co-hosted the convention with the Rainier Chapter located in Tacoma, Washington.
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) -
Puget Sound Chapter
APG is an independent organization whose principal purpose is to support professional genealogists in all phases of their work: from the amateur genealogist wishing to turn knowledge and skill into a vocation, to the experienced professional seeking to exchange ideas with colleagues and to upgrade the profession as a whole.  The association also seeks to protect the interest of those engaging the services of the professional.
Chinese Character Inputting System for PAF

Roy and Priscilla Thong will display and answer questions about the Chinese Character Inputting System for PAF, and Chinese record searching on www.familysearch.org.

Computer Interest Group (EGS) This is the Computer SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society.
Czech/Slovak Interest Group (EGS) This is the Czech/Slovak SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War The DUVCW is a lineage society for direct descendants of veterans of the Union Army, 1861-1865.
Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) The EGS provides members a forum for learning and the exchange of information related to genealogy. It obtains and provides resources for use by members, encourages genealogical research and documentation and aids in organizing and computerizing local records related to genealogy.
FamilySearch Indexing FamilySearch Indexing is a project sponsored by FamilySearch.org, where volunteers extract family history information from digital images of historical documents to create searchable indexes that assist everyone in finding their ancestors.
Fiske Genealogical Library The Fiske Genealogical Library has many of genealogical materials not readily available, especially for those townships east of the Mississippi River.
German Interest Group (EGS) This is the German SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society.
Irish Genealogical and Historical Society The IGHS collects and preserves information illustrative of Ireland's past and present.  The IGHS web site hosts individual family histories and displays them in one searchable list.
Italian Interest Group (EGS) This is the Italian SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society.
Joe Townsend
Photo Restoration & Repair
Specializing in vintage photos.
Legacy Interest Group (EGS) This SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society for users of the Legacy genealogy software program.
Magna Charta Dames & Barons The Magna Charta Dames and Barons is a lineage society for descendents of any of the influential persons relating to the Magna Charta in 1215.
Puget Sound Regional Archives  The Puget Sound Regional Branch provides a variety of resources to aid you in your genealogy research, as well as an Online Census Search.
Scandinavian Interest Group (EGS) This is the Scandinavian SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society.
Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) The Seattle Genealogical Society maintains a research library, publishes a bulletin and newsletter, and sponsors a wide range of educational activities and events.  It also has several Special Interest Groups with additional meetings and events.  The SGS library has an outstanding genealogical collection: some of the materials are not available elsewhere in the west. SGS makes available books, pamphlets, periodicals, and data CD's for researching various parts of the United States and other countries as well. Computers and a wireless Internet connection are also available for researchers.  Periodically, the Society publishes resource materials.  Members are encouraged to visit the library often, to share their skills and expertise, to meet new people and expand their own genealogical horizons. All members of SGS have unlimited access to the library.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Washington

This is a lineage society for direct descendants of Mayflower passengers.

Sockeye Video Productions Sockeye Video Productions is a video production company specializing in family history / oral history / personal biography.  They work with individuals and families to create a complete oral history production, including a videotaped interview with questions specifically tailored to areas of interest, incorporation of historical photos and memorabilia, titles, music, and special effects.  Their work is done using the latest in digital technology including professional "3-chip" video cameras and microphones and the result is presented on personalized DVDs.
Sons of the American Revolution - Cascade Chapter The SAR is a lineage society for descendants of those who aided in achieving American independence.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War The SUVCW is a lineage society for direct descendants of veterans of the Union Army, 1861-1865.
U.S. Daughters of 1812

 This is a lineage society for direct descendants of veterans of the War of 1812.

Washington State Library The Washington State Library provides a variety of resources to aid you in your genealogy research.

The following additional organizations will have brochures onsite but will not have a table:

Exhibitor Additional Information and Link

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic

The LGAR is a lineage societies for direct descendants of veterans of the Union Army, 1861-1865.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) The National Archives maintains retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  The Seattle facility has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research.

If you represent an organization not listed above and wish to become an exhibitor, send email to dthaler@microsoft.com
NOTE: Since the event is being held in a church building, no vending is permitted at the event.

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