CAFG Welcomes Juvanne Martin, CG To Its Mentoring Program

CAFG is very excited to welcome our newest member, Juvanne Martin, CG to the Mentoring Program. She is from Nampa, Idaho. Her website, “the Research Network” is found at she has her BA degree from Idaho State University. Juvanne has the following:

Degrees & Certifications:

  • Juvanne holds a BA degree from Idaho State University (1971) in elementary and secondary education, endorsements in English, Journalism, Humanities, Music, Reading; all subjects K-8th grade, and general media specialist (Library Science K-12th grade).
  • Juvanne has taught 12 years in four different Idaho school districts.
  • Juvanne is a former Library Clerk for the United States Federal Courts Library at the Federal Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.
  • She worked at the Idaho State Law Library for 5 years.
  • She has been a family genealogist, genealogy columnist, historical writer/photographer for two daily newspapers and two weekly newspapers, community education genealogy teacher, volunteer for two Idaho Family History Centers, and Boy Scout Merit Badge Instructor for genealogy and family history.
  • She currently serves as President of the Idaho Genealogical Society (2012-2013), and was Vice-President from 2010-2011. She is also Vice-Regent of the Idaho Pocahontas Chapter of DAR (Caldwell, ID) and also State Committee Chairman of the DAR State Literacy committee.
  • Juvanne is the secretary of her homeowner’s association in her subdivision.
  • She took Course 7: Virginia’s Land and Military Conflicts and Their Effect on Migrations at Samford University, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, June 8-13, 2008. This course was taught by three people, but Barbara Vines Little was the main teacher. Great southern belle, who loves to laugh and wear hats! She used the information she learned from this class to help a woman in North Carolina get into the DAR. In fact, she rented a car and drove from Birmingham, AL to Asheboro, NC to meet her for the first time and explain the land records she found on her MARKS family who lived in Loudoun County, Virginia. This was a difficult assignment, because the land had been transferred down  several generations, before one of the sons moved to Ohio. Juvanne made the trip to North  Carolina, because this woman was the reason she became a Certified Genealogist. It was she who encouraged her to do this.
  • March 2009, she attended a DNA Conference in Houston, Texas hosted by; that May she chaired the  DNA Conference for the Idaho Genealogical Society. Her husband matches a man from Ohio at 67/67 markers. She also had her mother’s mtdna done and hope to upgrade soon.


  • Several state writing & photography awards from the Idaho Press Women’s Association
  • Photography Awards from the National Federation of Press Women for news and feature photos in a magazine and weekly newspaper
  • Listed Outstanding Young Women of American, 1985


  • Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • Association of Professional Genealogists (Idaho APG Chapter)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
  • Idaho DAR Chapter
  • Idaho Pocahontas Chapter
  • Idaho Genealogical Society
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy

We all look forward to getting to know Juvanne better!  Welcome to CAFG!