About

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Penguin Genealogy is owned and operated by Valerie Brenton, QG, BA (Hons), MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies.

A strong interest in family history for many years has become a professional full time occupation after the successful completion of the Post Graduate MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Valerie has been accepted as a full member of the professional bodies AGRA and RQG. The name of the business reflects Valerie's personal history and a connection with the South Atlantic.

Specialising in the records of Dorset, England, Penguin Genealogy is also ideally located to access the record offices of Devon, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.  Penguin Genealogy also has extensive access to UK wide resources including birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records, 1841 - 1911 population census, 1939 Register, electoral registers, directories, tithe and Ordnance Survey maps, military, occupation and travel databases.

Penguin Genealogy aims to provide you with a professional, friendly, research service supporting you as you uncover your family's amazing past.