Chris Paton is a former television documentary maker specializing in history-based programming. Chris is Northern Irish born and holds a postgraduate diploma in genealogical studies and today runs the Scotland’s Greatest Story family history service ( He regularly writes content for many genealogy and history magazines as well as making daily contributions to his British GENES blog at and his new monthly podcast. In addition, Chris has written several books, regularly teaches online Scottish-based family history courses through Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd, and has also tutored on the University of Strathclyde's Postgraduate Genealogical Studies courses