Family History for Kids

“Family History for Kids stands head and shoulders above the rest of the market.”

Beginner’s Book of the Year, Your Family Tree Awards, December 2008


“…does an excellent job at making children think about the past and how their family experienced it.”

Who Do You Think You Are? magazine, Spring 2008

About the Author

Emma Jolly is a professional genealogist and historical researcher.

Qualifications: Emma graduated from the University of Sussex in 2000, with a BA (Hons) in Intellectual History with Social Sciences.

Emma passed the IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy (2006)   

Emma is a member of the Society of Genealogists.  

Her keen interests include genealogy, London history, social history and the British in India.

Emma is currently working on a new book about:

British India Ancestors

About the Book

Family History for Kids, the first in-depth children’s book dedicated to genealogy, is written by Camden-based genealogist Emma Jolly and provides a much-needed introduction to the subject for today’s children.

Designed to align with elements of the National Curriculum and published to coincide with the National Year of Reading, the book is aimed at 8 to 13 year olds and provides children with historical facts and research methods along with fun project ideas to help bring their family history to life.

Looking at the basics of genealogy, it shows children simple, practical and inexpensive methods to help them begin to investigate their family tree and discover more about the way their ancestors lived.

Children are able to work through subject areas including:

• Analysing surnames and interviewing family members;

• Looking at family documents and photographs;

• Immigration, social class and women’s history;

• Visiting archives and using other sources.


Family History for Kids also includes a detailed glossary, project sheets, a four-generation family tree chart and a guide to further resources.


RRP: £7.99


Order your copy

There are several ways to get hold of your copy:




Available for only £9.59 (£7.99 plus £1.60 P+P).



You can look up Family History for Kids at and order it direct from the new and used link. CLICK HERE



Quote the following ISBNs to your local book shop and they should be able to order a copy

ISBN-13: 978-0955757808


Family History for Kids is also on sale at:

The National Archives Bookshop

The Society of Genealogists Bookshop.

The London Metropolitan Archive  

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