Chris Paton

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Professional genealogist and writer
Location Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Introduction Originally from Northern Ireland, I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies and work as a professional genealogist, running the Scotland's Greatest Story research service. As well as being a Tutor for Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd's Scottish Resources Online course, I also contribute regularly to genealogy magazines Your Family Tree, Practical Family History, Ancestors, Family History Monthly, and Discover My Past Scotland, as well as various other newspapers and magazines. I previously worked for 12 years in factual television production for both the BBC and STV, where I met and interviewed RAF fighter pilots who fought at the Battle of Britain, the modern day Ku Klux Klan in Tennessee, liver and kidney transplant surgeons and patients at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary, Driving School's Maureen Rees, and many other interesting folk. Filming took me to 30 of the 50 United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, France, Italy and Sardinia. Motto? - Tha an lasair nad anam aig meadhan do bhith nas làidir's nas motha na riaghaltas no rìgh... - The spark in your soul, at the centre of your being, is larger and stronger than any government or king. Yup!