About Us

Pam Anderson, Certified Genealogist®, brings a wide range of talents and experiences to her business. After working as Director of Speech Pathology at Chambersburg Hospital, she changed direction and entered into the world of construction in 1991. Active in her community, Pam held the following leadership positions:

  • United Way of Franklin County President, 2013-2014
  • Women in Need Capital Campaign Honorary Co-Chair & Owner’s Representative, 2010-2014
  • Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Capital Campaign Co-Chair & Owner’s Representative, 2008-2012
  • United Way of Franklin County Campaign Chair, 2011
  • Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Chair, 2006-2007
  • Franklin County Builders Association President, 1999

She also received the following awards & recognitions:

  • “Leadership Franklin County Alumni of the Year Award,” Leadership Franklin County, 2012
  • “Volunteer of the Year,” Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 2008
  • “Athena Award,” Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • “Small Contractor of the Year Award,” Pennsylvania Builders Association, 2000
  • “Builder of the Year,” Franklin County Builders Association, 1998

Because of numerous genealogy and family history research requests from people outside Pennsylvania, she began another phase to fulfill a need in Franklin County in 2014. Combining two careers that depended on attention to detail and project management, Anderson CoGen was formed. She has been solely dedicated to the genealogy aspect of her business since 2016, providing Collaborative Genealogy Services. Personal family research has taken Pam to Slovakia, New England, and the mid-west. Research for clients from New Jersey to California and Slovakia focused on Pennsylvania, specifically Franklin and surrounding counties.

Pam’s continuing education includes intensive institutes in subjects such as using standards to evaluate genealogical work, advanced research methodologies and evidence analysis, documentation, writing genealogical proof arguments for peer review, and DNA.

Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Board for Certification of Genealogists, since 2015: certification in 2018
  • Association of Professional Genealogists, since 2014
  • ProGen Study Groups, since 2016: ProGen 26 alum; GenProof 50 alum; ProGen 47 mentor
  • National Genealogical Society, since 2013
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, since 2014
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, since 2013: speaker
  • Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, since 2016
  • Maryland Genealogical Society, since 2018: article peer reviewer
  • Franklin County Historical Society, since 2014: volunteer researcher; speaker; editorial review committee;
    First Families of Franklin County chair


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