Pamela J. Cooper

P. O. Box 7066, #102
Vero Beach, Florida 32962-8548

Phone: (772) 321-1299

Business Phone: (772)770-5060
Fax: (772) 770-5446


Contact between 10:00 am to 09:00 pm Eastern Time


  • 2007 - Indian River County Laurel Award for Professional Leadership
  • 2005 - Published Florida chapter in Red Book: American, State, and County Sources published by Ancestry.
  • 2003 - Federation of Genealogical Societies Award of Merit
  • 2000 - Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship
  • 1991 - Florida State Genealogical Society Distinguished Service Award

  • Specialties:

    Library and record research in most states east of the Mississippi, Canada and England.



  • Pathfinders, Guides, Finding Aids and Catalogs-Strategies for Genealogy Success
  • Library or Labyrinth: Getting Through the Maze
  • Timing is Everything! Have You Timed Your Ancestor?
  • How to Begin Your Family History Research (Can be presented in 2 parts.)

  • Searching Newspapers Online
  • How Accurate Are Your Senses? Getting Past the Errors in Census Records
  • Galusa A. Grow and the Homestead Act
  • Has Your Ancestor Been Mugged? Find Them in a County or Local History
  • Are Your Ancestors "Taxing" You? Try Using Their Tax Records!
  • Border to Border - Statewide Sources and Indexes
  • 1790-1840 Census of Chickens, Ducks, and Geese
  • The United States Population Schedules 1850-1930
  • The Four C's - Census, Court, Church and Cemetery (Basic)
  • Invaluable Manuscripts
  • Pray That You Can Find the Church or, Better Yet, the Records!
  • Railroad Trilogy
  • Pensions of the Poor
  • Under Used, Unheard of and Not So New Resources
  • Rarely Used Records and Not So New Resources
  • The "I" List of Under-Used Resources
  • Make It Your Business to Learn About Your Ancestor's Occupation(s)

  • Stop the Ship! I Want to Get On: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Passports

  • Florida's Treasures from 1777 to 1845

  • Navigating Back to England

  • Military Records at the National Archives (Online and Offline)
  • Records of the War of 1812
  • Seminole Wars - Did Uncle Sam give your ancestor an all-expense paid trip to Florida?

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Will supply laptop and projector
    Will supply handouts four weeks prior
    Organization must provide screen, table(s), lavalier microphone and extension cords
    No taping is allowed unless for personal use
    All lecture requests will be considered

    Previous Engagements:

    National Genealogical Society
    Federation of Genealogical Societies
    Florida State Genealogical Society
    Central Florida Genealogical Society
    Tallahassee Genealogical Society
    Pinellas Genealogical Society


    “If you love what you do, you'll never have to work another day in your life." Unknown author.

    Pam has been the supervisor of the Archive Center and Genealogy Department for the Indian River County Main Library in Vero Beach, Florida since 1986. She built the collection from 250 to over 30,000 titles. The Archive Center is a rich resource for Florida and local history.

    She served as a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in 1995-1998; Director of the Florida Historical Society in 1997-1999; President of the Florida State Genealogical Society 1999-2003; and with her husband, served as National Conference Co-chair of the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2003 National Conference, which was held in Orlando.

    Since 1986, she has served as President, Editor and Program Chair of the Indian River Genealogical Society and as Trustee, Vice-president, and several committee chairs of the Florida State Genealogical Society. In 1994, she established the East Central Florida Genealogical Society Co-op.

    Pam is a teacher and lecturer on genealogy at local, state and national levels and has been a genealogist since 1977. Working together with her mother, she published her first family history in 1993, Descendants of John W. Clark and Francis Hoff of Lincolnshire, England. She assisted in publishing the book World War II at the Vero Beach Naval Air Station, which became available January 2003. In 2005, she wrote the Florida chapter in the Red Book: American, State, and County Sources published by Ancestry. She is currently working on two Florida books.

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