​Wanting to do something special for my husband for Christmas, I asked Amy to research his father's family tree.  What a gift that was!  She went above and beyond all  my expectations in making trips to cemeteries, court houses in several counties, and Knoxville's McClung Museum to name just a few.  This compilation of history will be a treasure to my family for generations to come.  With her thorough and impeccable work, I strongly recommend her to anyone wanting to know more about their ancestors. 
                                               ~ Kay S., Knoxville, TN

Amy was a joy to work with. She was able to work with the family information we had and researched to find records of our family history that we would have never found without her help, going back many generations all the way back to our European ancestors. She was meticulous in her documentation, and organized and displayed the results in a way that will be a great reference for future generations. I highly recommend her genealogy services to anyone wanting to learn more about their family heritage.
                                           ~ Chris Y., Chattanooga, TN

January 2015 was the first time I had ever hired a genealogist, so I really didn't know what to expect. Plus living out of state had me concerned about working with someone that I had not met. After my first email exchange with Amy I knew that I had nothing to worry about. The services Amy Mays Emert provided to me were thorough, complete, and an excellent value. I have been very pleased with what Amy has uncovered for me. What I learned in 2015 made me want to learn more about my family, so I hired her again in January 2016.

Amy did such a great job researching branches of my Tennessee family ancestry! Her research has been more helpful than what I have paid. I am very pleased with the info she found and professional job researching my ancestry.

I highly recommend Amy to anyone seeking information about their family tree. I am definitely a satisfied customer!
                                              ~ Brian C., Kennesaw, GA

How May I Help You?


My specialty is researching the family histories of people from East Tennessee. By specializing in East Tennessee, I am able to do more than just research on the Internet. I can travel to the various counties and access information from their public libraries, meet with people for oral interviews, locate and visit cemeteries, and perform any other methods necessary to complete any family history project.

I am able to do some research in other parts of Tennessee and surrounding states with the help of the Internet and a local genealogical gold mine. I have access to the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, which is the genealogy and history department of the Knox County Public Library. It contains vast amounts of information on all of the counties in East Tennessee, as well as information on all Tennessee counties and many surrounding states.

I provide the following services:

~ Family History Research

~ Family History Summaries (Pedigree Charts, Narratives, etc.)  

~ Family History Ancestor Books (includes lineage charts, ancestor  

   biographies, supporting documents, ancestor photographs, etc.) 

~ Document Retrieval

~ Oral History Recording and Transcription

~ Record Transcription

~ Cemetery and headstone research, location, and photography

~ Assistance locating veterans of the American Revolution, 

   the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War

~ Assistance with lineage society applications

~ Don't see it listed here? Just ask!

Just like each family is different, each family history project is different. Please fill out the contact form or email me for a consultation about your genealogical needs and we can discuss what I can do for you and the fees associated with the project.

          Tennessee Genealogist