Colin R Chapman PhD, CEng,
CSci, CChem, FEI,
FNucI, FRSC, FRSH, FSG, Lord of Pattishall Manor, Northamptonshire, is a
Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. He
has written 14 genealogical books, three of which are published also in the United States.
He originated the three-letter Chapman County Code for British Isles counties which formed
the basis for a British Standard and now an International Standard, ISO-3166. He is
a life Vice-President of the Federation of Family History Societies, President of the
Bristol & Avon Family History Society and President of the Gloucestershire Family
History Society. He founded or co-founded six of the British county genealogical
has lectured on British and Irish Genealogy across England, Scotland, Wales and the
Channel Islands and in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, France,
Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic,
and has followed Alex Haley's Roots to The Gambia.
of availability to lecture, contact Colin Chapman at:
Old Malt House, Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11