History Consultancy

Prodigious and excellent work.

Ken McCormack, writer and broadcaster

Emma Jolly writer, historian, genealogist

History Advice Sessions

Emma is available for family history advice sessions for individuals , institutions or special events. She is experienced in giving advice in libraries, at family history events (including Who Do You Think You Are? Live), and the Florence Nightingale Museum.

She also teaches the online Pharos course, "Church and Community: Selected Records 1540-1800". This course, part of the Pharos Advanced programme in association with the Society of Genealogists, builds on prior knowledge of the parish and its records, giving students the tools to understand the nature, jurisdictions and administrations under which different types of community existed in the past.

Research For Authors

Emma works regularly with novelists and biographers who require accurate historical detail for their books. Among the authors who have used Emma's research services are Caitlin Davies, Julia Gregson, Lida Logan and Ken McCormack.

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