Emma Jolly MA is a professional genealogist, writer and historical researcher, based in London.

As an historian, Emma holds an MA (with merit) in History: Imperialism and Culture and a BA (Hons) in Intellectual History with Social Sciences. She has written four books dedicated to different aspects of genealogical research and is a regular contributor to family history publications.

A graduate of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Emma was awarded the Higher Certificate in Genealogy in 2006 and is a member of the professional research body, the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA).

Emma Jolly writer, historian, genealogist
    My Ancestor Was A Woman At War
    Tracing Your Ancestors Using The Census
    Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors
    Family History For Kids

Emma has written a series of books to assist in genealogy research, including her latest, My Ancestor Was A Woman At War.

Emma's genealogy research services

A member of AGRA, Emma undertakes research commissions at any of the London archives, libraries, and record offices.

Emma's historical consultancy

Emma consults on a range of historical projects.

Latest From Emma's Blog

Explore the Past Guide

Recently I was contacted by Rebecca¬†Meekings, who works on behalf of Explore The Past (the Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service). […]

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Owen Jolly Centenary

On 6 February 2018, my paternal grandfather, Owen David Jolly celebrated his 100th birthday. He had a wonderful day, culminating […]

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