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Idaho State Coordinators

  • Southwest Idaho:
    Carter L. Wilson III
    5558 Harborcove Ln
    Boise, ID 83703
    phone: (208) 853-7567

  • Southeast Idaho:
    Veldon Hix, PhD
    163 W 145 N
    Idaho Falls, ID 83401
    day (208) 523-4741;
    evening (208) 529-3917

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By Laws
of the
Idaho Chapter
Association of Professional Genealogists


1. To promote international awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services.

2. To promote professional standards in genealogical research, writing and speaking.

3. To engage in activities which improve access, facilitate research, and preserve records used in the fields of genealogy and local history.

4. To promote awareness of activities and/or laws which may affect genealogical and historical research.

5. To educate the membership and public through publications and lectures; and

6. To provide support for those engaged in genealogical pursuits as a business.


1. Members of the Idaho Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists shall be members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

2. Membership benefits of the Idaho Chapter will be extended to APG members residing in Idaho, western Wyoming, and western Montana.


1. The Idaho Chapter will vote for a Chapter Representative to the Association of Professional Genealogists in June of even-numbered years.

2. Since facilities and advertising will be provided to the Idaho Chapter by the Southeast Idaho Family History Forum, no other chapter officers are deemed necessary.

3. The Idaho Chapter will be governed by these bylaws and those of APG, and will adhere to any changes or revisions adopted after the Idaho Chapter was accepted.

4. The Idaho Chapter will at all times be bound by the policies and procedures as set forth in the APG Policy Manual and APG Procedure Manual, including changes or revisions adopted after the Idaho Chapter was accepted.


1. Meetings of the Idaho Chapter will be held in August and October of the charter year; then quarterly each year thereafter.

2. Meetings of the Idaho Chapter will be open to the public who may attend as guests.

3. Only APG members can vote in chapter elections and other ballot measures.

4. Only APG members can serve as a chapter officer or be listed in materials published by the Idaho Chapter.


1. The Chapter Representative of the Idaho Chapter shall be responsible for sending quarterly reports to APG Chapter Liaison.

2. The Idaho Chapter will communicate its activities, concerns, and questions to APG Chapter Liaison.

3. Except as otherwise required by APG bylaws, the Idaho Chapter is self governing.

4. The Idaho Chapter will conduct itself in a manner that is in keeping with the professionalism of the APG.

5. All literature, banners, poster, letters, etc. prepared by the Idaho Chapter will be professional in appearance so as to maintain the APGs image as a professional organization.

6. Any literature, press releases, or other such communication intended for the general public will be submitted to the APG Publications Advisory Committee for review and approval.


1. No amendments or revisions can be made to these bylaws without the written approval of the APG Executive Committee.

2. Amendments or revisions to these bylaws may be proposed by the chapter representative of the Idaho Chapter, with the vote of the chapter members.

3. Proposed changes will be forwarded in writing to APG Chapter Liaison for APG review and action.


1. The Idaho Chapter may be deactivated by APG according to criteria prescribed by the Procedure Manual.

2. The Idaho Chapter may request deactivation according to procedures outlined in the Procedure Manual.