Pamela Priest

Pam grew up in LaFayette and graduated from West Genesee Senior High School. She worked as a Legal Assistant for a few years before going to Syracuse University graduating with a BS in Electrical Engineering. She then moved to Webster to work at the Xerox Corporation as an Engineer and Engineering Manager for 13 years. While in Webster, Pam started researching her Onondaga County family roots and found she had several Revolutionary War soldiers, and many other ancestors, who helped settle Onondaga County. Pam’s deep interest in Onondaga County history led to her start volunteering at OHA. While volunteering, Pam began taking archival courses through the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) with Cornell University experts. Pam became part of the OHA staff in 2008 and continues to take courses through the RRLC to keep up with the latest in archival procedures.

The archivist is responsible for all aspects of OHA’s Archives & Research Center, including preserving our county’s history utilizing best practices in records management.