My great-grandmother was an unofficial oral historian. She would tell stories about her family and my great-grandfather's family with such imagery and passion, I could close my eyes and see the stories play out like a movie. The love and pride she felt for our family was contagious, and I quickly developed an immense love and pride for them too. This sparked my interest in Genealogy early, and so I have been actively pursuing the details of my family's history for well over a decade.
In the past, I have worked as an Archaeologist, an Archival Transcriptionist, and as a Teacher. The education and skills that these professions provide have been instrumental and valuable in my work as a genealogist. They give me the ability to read and transcribe archival documents, the knowledge of the historical contexts of places and events, and the organizational and clerical abilities to complete client reports and case studies.
When I am not working as a Genealogist, I am busy working as a wife and as a mother, as the webmaster of my church's website, and as an active member and officer of my NSDAR Chapter. I am proud to be an tenth generation East Tennessean!
~Amy Mays Emert
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
Master of Science, Teacher Education
First Families of Tennessee
Civil War Families of Tennessee (3 soldiers)
East Tennessee Historical Society
Association of Professional Genealogists