‘The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there’ (L P Hartley).   I’m a social historian, genealogist, full time writer of books and articles and a snoop into the past.   Here you can glimpse into the past via today –  differences and similarities between our world and and yesterday.

I specialise in media issues and family and social history. My Ancestors Worked in Textile Mills was published in January 2020 (Society of Genealogists). Tracing your Female Ancestors  (Pen and Sword 2019),  Tracing your Trade and Craftsmen Ancestors (Pen and Sword, 2015).  I also deliver lectures on these subjects – lectures I hope are interesting, informative and fun.

Please explore the website to discover how you can purchase my books or book me for a lecture.

Adèle Emm

Tracing Your Female Ancestors