Pamela Boyer Sayre, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, and Utah Genealogical Association Fellow, has developed, coordinated, and taught in numerous genealogy education courses at Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Birmingham, Alabama; Boston University's Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy; Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She is former director of education and publications for the National Genealogical Society and a former board member of both NGS and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Pam is a former FGS FORUM Digitools columnist and a former editor of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She is a popular seminar presenter who has spoken at genealogy conferences and seminars in thirty-two states and on cruiseships.
Ms. 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 University, 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.
Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, and Utah Genealogical Association Fellow, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. He coordinates the Using Maps in Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, and he instructs in a variety of other IGHR courses. Rick also co-coordinates genealogy courses at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh with Judy Russell (The Legal Genealogist) and Pam Sayre. He lectures at national conferences such as those held by the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. His areas of expertise include records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Rick’s areas of concentration include military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick is experienced in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Arts in Management Information Systems from George Washington University. His genealogy education included completion of the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course while on active duty in Korea, National Institute on Genealogical Research in Washington, DC, and attendance of numerous educational tracks at Samford's IGHR and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Sayre is a retired military officer, having served 31 years in the U.S. Army, and a retired member of the Senior Executive Service for the Department of Defense.
Rick and Pam Sayre co-coordinate two courses at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in Salt Lake City: Advanced Research Tools: Land Records and Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home. They also co-coordinate Advanced Land Research: Locating, Analyzing, Mapping at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. They present genealogical seminars throughout the country, both separately and together.