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Pamela Boyer Sayre, Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, is a professional researcher,
educator, author, and lecturer. She has developed, coordinated, and taught courses at the Institute of Genealogy
and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama; Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy,
Boston University; Genealogical Institute of Mid-America, University of Illinois-Springfield; and St. Louis (Missouri)
Community College. She also developed a National Genealogical Society self-paced course on using Social Security
records for family history.
Sayre is co-author of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet
(Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003) and Research in Missouri (Washington, D.C.: NGS, 1999, 2007).
She penned the FGS FORUM's Digitools column for five years and is past editor of the
Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. A popular seminar presenter, she has spoken at genealogy
conferences and seminars in thirty-one states. Pam is the former NGS director of education and publications, and a
former board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the
Genealogical Speakers Guild.
Sayre holds a Bachelor of University Studies with emphasis in English, Sociology, and History from Eastern New Mexico
University, and completed some course work toward a Masters in Computer Information Systems at Bentley College, Waltham,
Massachusetts. She is a life member of the honorary society, Phi Kappa Phi. In her life before genealogy, Pam was a
software documentation specialist and trainer, a personnel administrator, and a police detective.