Scottish Researchers

Lorna Kinnaird, PgDip, ASGRA, FSA Scot. Lorna is a lady with a passion for Genealogy.

She is a Scottish based (Edinburgh) genealogist and researcher with many years’ experience in research. She is an accredited member with ASGRA (Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies with Strathclyde University and a Higher Certificate in Genealogy with IHGS (The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies) in Canterbury, Kent.  Brick walls are her speciality.      

Check out Lorna on her website at for further information and contact details.  



Chris Paton BA (Hons), HND, PgDip Genealogical Studies

Originally from Northern Ireland, but with both Scottish and Irish roots, I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies and work as a professional genealogist, running the Scotland’s Greatest Story research service.

I reside in the Scottish coastal town of Largs, North Ayrshire, but in the past have also been based in the English cities of Plymouth and Bristol, the Scottish city of Glasgow and town of Helensburgh, and the Northern Irish town of Carrickfergus, from where I originally hail. I have been married from 2000 to mad Claire from Kilkenny, and we have two sons currently training up as Jedi knights…!

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Frances Black – is a Scottish Researcher and she also runs Scottish Ancestral Tours. Based on the family farm in Fife, Frances will cover most of Scotland.

Frances has a Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies from Strathclyde University and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Presently she is also Chairman of Fife Family History Society and part of Visit Scotland Ancestral Welcome Scheme.