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This new guide is an excellent introduction to researching ancestors in British India . . . With an in-depth look at the records available in the archives - from the Armed forces and civil service to railways and religion - this will be an essential handbook for all family historians tracing trails to British India.

Family Tree magazine

Emma Jolly writer family history magazine article

BBC Radio

BBC Radio 2

Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Emma gave family history advice on the 22 August 2017 edition of this BBC Radio 2 show.

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 a variety of topics, including 25 top tricks for online research success in the Aug 2017 issue, name-rich sources (June 2017), 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. In the September 2017 issue, Emma advised on how to trace the military experiences of female ancestors.

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 History Magazine

Your Family History Magazine (form. Your Family Tree)

Emma contributed to the April 2017 archives issue, with her guide to using Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre. She has also written a feature on how to research Welsh chapel ancestors in depth (Nov 2015), contributed articles on nurses in the early years of the NHS (May 2012) and 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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