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About Pamela Moore

As part of the first generation of my family to be born outside of the Big Sandy River watershed since the late 1700s, my research has focused on the migration to and settlement of these border counties of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. 

Outside of genealogy, I served seventeen years in the federal government in intelligence as both a member of the military and as a civilian holding positions as a Russian linguist, Senior Analyst for the Balkans problem set, Senior Professional Staff Member for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Vice Deputy Chief Financial Executive for Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Outside of government, my positions have included newspaper reporter, radio news anchor, corporate accounts receivable manager for a large international shipping company and pharmacy technician.

I currently serve on the Executive Board of the Fairfax  (Virginia) Genealogical Society (July 2019-June 2020 term), am a member of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists and a preliminary applicant for certification with the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  I served as a genealogy coach at RootsTech 2018 & 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the largest annual genealogy conference in the world. I maintain a working relationship with and accept referrals from Trace.com. I perform research statewide in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.  On special request, I have branched out to other areas including limited scope research in Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana and others.  My research spans the 17th through 20th century.

I regularly seek to expand my skills through online webinars, society events and attendance at genealogical institutes. In 2018-2019, I attended the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Georgia for Advanced Methodology, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy for 400 Years of African American Research (1619-2019) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh for Understanding and Using Legal Documents for Genealogical Research.

Aside from genealogy, music and photography have captured my heart.  As an avocation, I study classical voice, mostly in Italian and German. 

The National Archives, the National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) headquarters, the Library of Congress and numerous local Virginia and Washington, DC repositories are all nearby. The Virginia and Pennsylvania Archives are within commuting distance by car or train as is the Maryland Archives, Pennsylvania Archives and Pennsylvania Historical Society.  

I look forward to helping you with your research.  Welcome Home!