Latest news

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

December 7th, 2014

The latest edition of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available and is full of interesting material.

Surname of the Month - Inkster

September 9th, 2014

This months surname is Inkster

Are you interested in your Shetland Roots?

A very warm welcome to our website.

Shetland Family History Society is one of many similar societies, operating worldwide, through which members share a mutual interest in family history. The Society brings together those studying genealogy and family history in Shetland, which is situated in the north sea between Scotland and Norway. 

Genealogy is a rewarding and absorbing subject which requires a good deal of time and patience. Many of our members have been studying their family history for many years while others have just started. All enjoy the detective work, especially when they pull out surprises! 

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Learn more about the Shetland Family History Society.


Feedback from our Members has shown us that many of them are working on projects to do with Shetland, which are more general than research into their own family trees.


Publications available form the society.


Map of Shetland Parishes


This will be some introductory text regarding the map of Shetland.


Meetings and Events

03 Mar 2015

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 4th March 2014; 7:00pm at the Society Premises, 6 Hillhead, Lerwick.

23 Sep 2015

London 2015

Advanced notice of a planned trip for 2015, a visit to London in September 2015.


Research Tips

This will be some introductory text regarding research tips.