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lecturing & genealogy services

international lecturer available for:

  • lectures, talks, workshops

  • advice

  • networking


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Dr Penny Walters




Lecturing, talks and workshops

international speaker

  • adoption issues

  • diaspora

  • ethics

  • black British family history

  • the psycholoy of searching

  • Irish heritage

Recent lectures:

‘The Psychology of Searching’ APG Professional Management Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

‘Black British family history research and the transatlantic slave trade’ Secret Lives, Hidden Voices of our Ancestors Conference, AGRA, GOONS, Halsted & Society of Genealogists, Leicester

'Ethical dilemmas in adoption research' Society of Genealogists

‘Searching for Ancestors when you’re adopted’ Merthyr Tydfil FHS

‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’, East London Family History Society

‘Hidden Ethnicities in Black British Heritage’ Wiltshire Family History Society

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


Forthcoming lectures in 2019:


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

‘Adoption issues’, Alton HGS Family

History Group, 11 March

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

'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy', Family Tree Live, Alexandra Palace, London

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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