Wednesday, June 3, 2020

GenFriends: Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy and the Psychology of Searching With Dr. Penny Walters



Dr. Penny Walters joins the panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock to discuss her books, Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy, and The Phycology of Searching. Penny is a University Lecturer and an international genealogy speaker.







Watch as we spend time with Penny Walters and learn about how and why she wrote these books and how they can help those interested in and currently working on their family history.






Dr. Penny Walters is a University lecturer in Psychology and Business Studies. Penny was adopted at birth and has been researching her two family trees for over thirty years. DNA testing revealed 94% Irish heritage, which supports her paper trail. Penny has 6 mixed-race children, and 6 grandchildren and all her children have done DNA tests too, which have revealed fascinating insights into their ethnicities. Penny lectures internationally and regularly writes articles about genealogy topics, including ethical dilemmas in genealogy; the psychology of searching; adoption; diaspora; ethnicity and identity; mixing DNA results with a paper trail; the 1939 Register; and the future of genealogy. Penny has written the books, 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy' (2019) and ‘The Psychology of Searching’ (2020), both available in paperback or kindle, on Amazon. 

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy
The Psychology of Searching
Search My Past


Contact the Panel:
Melissa Barker-The Archive Lady 
Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories
Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl
Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy







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