Carter L. Wilson III was born in Washington, D.C. Son of a career naval officer,
he has traveled the world, including every state and territory of the United
States. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (1966 - 1970) and retired after 36
years of service with the Federal government and currently works full-time in
genealogy and related fields.
With more than 36 years of research experience, Mr. Wilson is an author,
publisher, educator and lecturer. He was appointed by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to
the Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board; for a term expiring 2007. Mr.
Wilson is a board member of the Idaho Genealogical Society where he is a life
member. He also holds a lifetime membership in the Eastern Washington
Genealogical Society, and memberships in numerous other societies. He is a
Research Associate for MyAncestorsFound.com, a former member of the Advisory
Everton's Family History Magazine and SW Idaho Chapter Coordinator and
webmaster for the Idaho Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
He proudly sits on the Executive Board of the Ore-Ida Council of the Boy
Scouts of America and is a representative to the national council of the BSA. He is a member
of the Boy Scout's Honor Society and holds numerous awards and honors.
He is married to the former Gail Buehler, has three children and is the owner
and managing director of Family Research Group in Boise, Idaho. His specialties
include military records, Mayflower and Plymouth Colony records, Northwest and
Southern states as well as Scottish and United States records and research.
Buehler Wilson was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, attending Spokane
Community and Spokane Falls Community Colleges.
Moving to Boise in 1976, she married Carter Wilson and they have three grown
children and three grandchildren. Gail retired in 2005 after nearly 31 years
with the Postal Service. She is an avid quilter and an active member of the
Boise Basin Quilters Guild. Gail has been involved in Boy Scouts for many years,
is a member of the Boy Scout's National Honor Society, and holds some of
Scouting's highest awards and honors.
Gail is descended from a Washington pioneer, the Rev. Adam Buehler, an early
German Methodist Episcopal Circuit Rider in Washington Territory, who
established some of the first churches in the Palouse region of eastern
Washington. Her interest in genealogy comes from her grandmother, who was a
member of the DAR, and several aunts and uncles. She is a research assistant for
the Family Research Group and a volunteer at the Idaho Public Archives and
She is a life member of the Idaho Genealogical Society and the Eastern
Washington Genealogical Society, Secretary of the I.G.S., and active in the
Boise DRC (Dead Relative Collectors). She has attended numerous workshops and
seminars and assists in genealogical lectures and presentations.