Emma MacBeath, M.Ed, MSM, Genetic Genealogist

Founder and owner of Missing Link DNA
in the Seattle, Washington area

As a child, watching her mother, aunt, and grandparents do family research, Emma caught the genealogy bug very early. For her, looking for clues to research questions has been like reading one incredible mystery novel after another.

Emma has over 30 years of experience researching using a large variety of records, repositories, and methods. Once she caught the DNA bug, she began to incorporate its use in research. She has four years of experience as a dedicated genetic genealogist.

The majority of work Emma performs is cases of unknown parentage using DNA. She works with people all over the world and believes everyone has a right to know their family story.


  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy
  • Master of Education, Master of Business Management, Bachelor of Science-Elementary Education, Minor in French
  • Co-Leader of the WikiTree Adoption Angels Project
  • Transcription and Translation volunteer for Family Search
  • 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), Adoption, Biological Family Searches, DNA, DNA and Genealogy Education, Heir Searches, French-Canada, England, Latter-Day Saints (Mormons),  Transcription of older documents, and French Document Translation.


You can find Emma’s published works at emmalinerosebooks.com

Contact Emma today to talk about our unique research needs