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Penny Walters


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Dr. Penny Walters (member of: APG, USA; SoG, UK; RQG (S), UK) Penny Walters was adopted at birth (luckily to a lovely couple), and is a University guest Lecturer (within Psychology, Business Studies & Ethics). Penny is a mother of 6 children (aged 11-30). Her ancestral search has taken her back from the UK, through south Wales' coalmines, to the Irish Famine and specifically to the south west Cork & Kerry Penny lectures about the issues adopted people have when looking at one's roots, specifically, that adopted people can't verify any information from blood relatives. In addition, there are ethical dilemmas when researching a family that you have never met, nor have any information about, the Pandora's box you may be opening, and not being able to put any 'flesh on the bones' of the lives of the people within the certificates you can obtain. DNA testing revealed that Penny has 71% Irish heritage, which supports the paper trail of of her ancestors coming from southern Ireland. This emotional search has led Penny to travel within the last year to Cork, Belfast, Dublin, Nenagh and Kerry. Penny also lectures about cultural heritage, DNA testing and Ivory coast ancestors.

Academic Degrees:
PhD (Ethics) ; MSc (Health Promotion) ; Post Grad Dip (Personnel Management) ; Post Grad Dip (Health Education) ; BSc Hons (Psychology)

Continuing Education:
Univ of Strathclyde - PgCertificate

Research Specialty:
Adoption ; African American ; Heraldry (coats of arms) ; Migration ; Irish American

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Geographic Specialty:
PA ; New England ; Africa ; British Isles ; England ; France ; Ireland ; Scotland ; West Indies

Service Categories:
Conference Planner ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Reunion Planner ; Travel & Tours ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview

Arabic ; French

Accepts Clients:

9, Rodmead Walk
Postal Code:
BS13 9HU
United Kingdom
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