Emma MacBeath  M.Ed, MSM

Genetic Genealogist


Emma is the founder and owner of Emma’s Family Treasures

in the Seattle, Washington area.

As a child, watching my mother, aunt, and grandparents do family research, I caught the genealogy bug very early. For me, looking for clues to research questions has been like reading one incredible mystery novel after another! After teaching school for over a decade, I realized that both research and writing were my true passions and calling.

I have over 30 years of experience researching throughout the United States using a large variety of records, repositories, and methods. Once I caught the DNA bug, I began to incorporate its use in research using various programs for chromosome mapping and matching.

As a genetic genealogist, the majority of genealogy work I do is post adoption and biological family searches using DNA.  I incorporate my variety of research experiences into these cases.

Only the highest standards of research and sound sources are used in every step of the research process.


  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy
  • Master of Education, Master of Business Management, Bachelor of Science-Elementary Education, Minor in French
  • Transcription and Translation volunteer for Family Search
  • Project Coordinator for the WikiTree Adoption Angels Project
  • Volunteer for WikiTree as a mentor, researcher, DNA helper and Adoption Angel


  • More than 30 years experience searching in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and several countries in Western Europe.
  • Areas of speciality include (but are not limited to): the U.S. (19th and 20th century), Biological Family Searches, DNA,DNA and Genealogy Education, French-Canada, England, Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Heir Searches,  Transcription of older documents, and French Document Translation.


You can find my published works at emmalinerosebooks.com