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SNP CandidatesChris Paton (Scotland) – pre-cruise Seattle conference and the cruise
Chris is one of the most sought after presenters in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, Canada and the US.  Originally from Northern Ireland, he a Scottish based professional genealogist, running the Scotland’s Greatest Story ancestral research service. A regular contributor to several UK and Ireland based family history publications, and author of many family history books (9 of them for Unlock the Past, he also writes the daily The GENES blog with top stories concerning ancestral research in Britain, Ireland, and their diasporas. A holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies, Chris has tutored for the University of Strathclyde’s postgraduate genealogical studies program, and teaches online Scottish genealogy courses through PharosMore about Chris.

Eastman 120Dick Eastman (United States)
Dick is widely known internationally for his Eastman’s online genealogy newsletter. He has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years. He has worked in the computer industry for over 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. By the early 1970s, Dick was already using a mainframe computer to enter his family data on punch cards. He built his first home computer in 1980. More about Dick.


Others confirmed to datebiographies to come

  • Blaine Bettinger – pre-cruise Seattle conference only
  • Dr Janet Few (England)
  • Jan Gow (New Zealand)
  • Caroline Gurney (England)
  • Shauna Hicks (Australia)
  • Cyndi Ingle (USA)
  • Eric Kopittke (Australia)
  • Rosemary Kopittke (Australia)
  • Mike Murray (Australia)
  • Mile High Transcripts (USA)
  • Michelle Patient (New Zealand)
  • Pat Richley-Erickson [Dear Myrtle] (USA)
  • Helen Smith (Australia)

PLUS others to be announced.