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Shetland and the Great War

October 21st, 2015

Anyone with a family or general interest in the Great...

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

September 15th, 2015

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

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

01 Mar 2016

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 1st March 2016; 7:00pm at the Society Premises, 6 Hillhead, Lerwick.

Research Tips

This will be some introductory text regarding research tips.