Bio – Amy Mays Emert

Amy Mays Emert is a professional Genealogist with over twenty years of personal, professional, and pro bono research experience. What once started as a hobby of finding the names and stories of her own ancestors, has turned into a passion of finding and telling the stories of other people’s ancestors as well.

Amy has two degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a concentration on Historical Archaeology, and a Master of Science degree in Teacher Education.

In addition to her work as a private Genealogist, she is also a ProGenealogist contractor for Amy holds memberships with the East Tennessee Historical Society, the First Families of Tennessee (FFT) with twenty verified pioneer settlers, and the Civil War Families of Tennessee (CWFT) with three verified Union soldiers.

She is also the Historian for both Friends of Cavett Station and the Cavett Station Chapter, NSDAR.

Her publications include:

Emert, Amy Mays. (2022) “John Bean, Jr., Grandson of William Bean and Lydia Russell.” Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 38, Issue 1, 2022, pp. 3-15.

Emert, Amy Mays. (2020) “Benoni Johnson and Nancy Suttle of Knox County.” Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 36, Issue 1 & 2, 2020, pp. 3-15.

Emert, Amy Mays. (2014) A Place Named for Us: My Family’s Journey from Germany to Emert’s Cove. Powell, TN: Amy Mays Emert.

Emert, Amy Mays. (2014) A True Tennesseean: My Direct Lineage to William Mays and His Wife Lydia Witt Mays. Powell, TN: Amy Mays Emert.

Emert, Amy Mays. (2014) My German Roots: My Direct Lineage to Ulrich Keener, an Immigrant from Germany to America. Powell, TN: Amy Mays Emert.