BELNAP FAMILY ORGANIZATION
Mission Statement
“The Belnap Family Organization is a non-profit ancestral family organization for all descendants of Utah Pioneer Gilbert Belnap, created to preserve, perpetuate, and promote family solidarity.”
Overview
The Belnap Family Organization is one of the oldest and largest non-profit ancestral family organizations in the United States.  Over the past century, the organization has completed a significant amount of LDS temple work on behalf of the ancestors of Gilbert Belnap (1821-1899) and his two wives, Adaline Knight and Henrietta McBride.  The organization has also produced several publications, including the Crier, and has spearheaded other major genealogical research and restoration projects.
The Belnap Family Organization sponsors reunions to assist descendants of Gilbert Belnap in gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of their tremendous pioneer heritage.  The organization also strives to collect current and accurate genealogical information on all descendants of Gilbert Belnap.
In 1968 the Belnap Family Organization was recognized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as one of the best-organized family organizations in existence.  Members of the organization remain active in preserving, perpetuating, and promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of their tremendous pioneer heritage.
Membership
Membership in the Belnap Family Organization is automatic for all descendants of Gilbert Belnap, who now number over 10,000 and are found in most states and several countries outside the U.S.
Members are encouraged to contribute their personal life stories, genealogical information on their immediate families, family photographs, and any other items of historical interest to the Belnap Family Organization for preservation in the organization’s files.
Governing Documents
The Belnap Family Organization is registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charitable organization under the name "Gilbert Belnap Families Genealogical Association."  Governing documents of the organization can be viewed here:
Belnap Family Organization Articles of Association (current)
Belnap Family Organization Constitution and By-Laws (superseded)
(adopted in 1964, with subsequent amendments in 1966 and 1974)
Officers and Family Representatives
Information on officers and family representatives of the Belnap Family Organization is available here:
Belnap Family Organization Officers (current)
Belnap Family Organization Family Representatives (current)
Belnap Family Organization Advisory Board
Belnap Family Organization Officers (previous)
Publications 
For further information on publications produced by the Belnap Family Organization, click here.
Belnap Family Organization: Publications
Belnap Family Reunions
For further information on past and future reunions of the Belnap Family Organization, click here.
Belnap Family Organization: Reunions
Belnap Family Organization Files
For further information on the Belnap Family Organization, including minutes of past events and meetings, click here.
Belnap Family Organization: Minutes
General Store
To find a list of items currently available for purchase from the Belnap Family Organization, click here.
Belnap Family Organization General Store
Further Information
For further information, contact a Belnap Family Organization officer or Family Representative:
Belnap Family Organization: Contact Information
Last update:  10 Sep 2010
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