In The Media

Emma shows how it can be done, directing us towards all sorts of useful, sometimes little-known, records that can reveal your female ancestor’s story. This is a refreshing and in-depth look at ‘her story’ from a genealogist’s point of view, with masses of valuable leads for further research.

Family Tree magazine (March 2014)

Emma Jolly writer family history magazine article

Emma regularly writes for a range of family history publications, including:

Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine

Emma writes regularly for Family Tree magazine, recently contributing expert answers and feature articles on the 1939 Register in Christmas 2015, Biggest Research Mistakes (not to make!) in May 2016 and a July 2016 feature on the best free websites to help organise your research.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Emma is a frequent contributor of articles, expert answers and book reviews. The March 2014 edition included a feature article exploring the online release of 2.5 million British India records and how to get the most from them.

Genealogists' Magazine

Genealogists' Magazine

The official journal of the Society of Genealogists. In September 2014, Emma wrote a guide to researching female ancestors in war. Emma has previously explored the Forfeited Estates Commission, burial records, and India Office Records material.

Discover Your Ancestors

Discover Your Ancestors

Emma contributed an article on tracing Welsh ancestors for issue no. 24 in April 2015 and explored the experiences of British Home Children in July 2013.

Your Family Tree Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine

Emma wrote a feature on how to research Welsh chapel ancestors in depth (Nov 2015). She has also contributed articles on nurses in the early years of the NHS (May 2012) and, reflecting the country's interest in Prince William's wedding, a history of royal weddings 1811-2011 (April 2011).

The Family History and Local History Handbook

The Family History and Local History Handbook

Edition 14 (2013) of this popular family history book included articles by Emma on London parishes and records of British India. Robert Blatchford Publishing.

The Irish Family History and Local History Handbook

The Irish Family History and Local History Handbook

In the Irish version of this popular series, Emma wrote articles on the Irish in London and the Irish in British India. Robert Blatchford Publishing (2013).

Family History: Digging Deeper (Simon Fowler)

Family History: Digging Deeper (Simon Fowler)

Emma was asked to write a featured article on the Forfeited Estates Commission in Simon Fowler's 2012 book, published by The History Press.

Discover My Past Magazine

Discover My Past Magazine

Emma was a regular contributor, writing articles on various topics, including football ancestors, women in WWI, lascars, and how to trace an ancestor's war service using the resources of the five Imperial War Museums (London, Duxford, HMS Belfast, North and the Churchill War Rooms). Some of these articles are now available to read on the Genes Reunited website.

Emma's work has also featured in other media outlets, including:

Emma has also written on the history of education, WWII evacuee experiences, women in lunatic asylums, Black Country ancestors, and several articles relating to the British in India and their records.

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