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lecturing & genealogy services

international lecturer and author available for:

  • lectures, talks, workshops

  • advice

  • networking

 

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Dr Penny Walters

Contact: email: penny_walters@talk21.com,         

phone: 00447977247763

Author of: 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy' (2019) Available on Amazon

2020 talks:

  • ‘Searching for ancestors when you’re adopted’ 11 February, Southampton FHS (Family History Society)

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ 12 February, Stalbridge FHS

  • ‘The Psychology of Searching,’ ‘The 1939 Register’ and ‘The Future of Genealogy’ 26-29 February, Roots Tech USA

  • ‘Using DNA to identify biological relatives’ Dorset FHS, Poole, 17 March

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ 21 March, Dorset FHS

  • ‘Ethical dilemmas in genealogy’ 15 April, Huntingdon FHS

  • ‘Ethical dilemmas in genealogy,’ ‘The Psychology of Searching,’ ‘The 1939 Register’ and ‘Searching for family when you’re adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?’ 17-18 April, Family Tree Live, London

  • ‘Searching for family when you’re adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?’ and ‘The Psychology of Searching’ 2 May, Society of Genealogists, London

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’ 16 May, Swindon Parish clerks annual conference

international speaker

  • adoption issues

  • diaspora

  • ethics

  • black British family history

  • the psycholoy of searching

  • Irish heritage

2019

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ Dorset FHS, Glastonbury, 12 December

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’ Family History Society annual conference, London, 23 November

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ Gwent FHS, Chepstow, 13 November

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, and ‘The Psychology of Searching’ lectures; ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ workshop Roots Tech, London, 24-26 October

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, Jewish Genealogy Society annual conference, 20 October

  • ‘What does the future hold?’ Chippenham FHS AGM, 21 September

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail,’ ‘The Psychology of Searching’ Brigham Young University, Provo, 31 July – 2 August

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Family Tree magazine online courses, July

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Fleet & Farnborough FHS, 11 July

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, Chippenham FHS, 11 June

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, Wilts FHS, May

  • ‘Irish Heritage,’ Bath FHS, 20 May

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Family History Society annual conference, York, 18 May

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ Swindon U3A, 9 May

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ Yate FHS, 8 May

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, Family Tree Magazine Live, Alexandra Palace, London, 27 April

  • ‘The Psychology of Searching and Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, Guild of One Name Studies Annual Conference, Leicester, 30 March

  • ‘Adoption issues’, Alton HGS Family History Group, 11 March

  • ‘The Psychology of Searching’ Romsey, Hampshire FHS, 27 February

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ Bath FHS, 28 January

2018

  • ‘Black British family history research’ Birmingham FHS, 17 November

  • ‘Hidden Ethnicities in Black British Heritage’ Wiltshire Family History Society, Swindon, UK

  • ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, East London Family History Society, Wanstead, 24 October

  • ‘What does the future hold?’ Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) Conference, York, 20 October

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Glamorgan FHS, 13 October 

  • ‘The Psychology of Searching’ APG Professional Management Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 4 - 6 October

  • 'Ethical dilemmas in adoption research' Society of Genealogists, 29 September

  • ‘Black British family history research finding British involvement in the transatlantic slave trade’ Secret Lives Conference, Leicester, July

  • ‘Genealogy Tourism: a new niche market’ Irish Famine Summer School:  Irish Journeys - Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities, Roscommon, Ireland, June

  • ‘Mixing DNA results with a paper trail’ & ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ The Name Event, London, May

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Federation Of Family Histories Annual Conference, Bristol, April

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Bristol & Avon Family History Society, March

  • ‘An Introduction to Genealogy’ Bristol Women’s Institute, UK, January

2017

  • ‘My Genealogy journey’ Downend Family History Group, Bristol, October

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Bristol & Avon Family History Society Open day, September

  • ‘Being From a Diaspora’ Cork Foundation, Cork, Ireland, June

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Clans & Surnames, Nenagh, Ireland, May

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Who Do You Think You Are, Birmingham, April

  • ‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ and ‘Professionalisation of Genealogy’ Back To Our Past, Cork, Ireland, March

Genealogy tours

you can be escorted around the area your ancestors lived

family history research

let us research your family tree

ethical issues advised upon

discuss and get advice aboutyour ethical dilemmas, including adoption issues

 
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