Latest news

Sharing Shetland Surnames - 2017

April 25th, 2017

Following on from the highly successful projects last year the Society has two projects simmering away now for launch during the year.

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

March 23rd, 2017

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

Ancestral Welcome Scheme February 14th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Shetland Family History Society (SFHS) are now part of the VisitScotland Ancestral Welcome Scheme.

Clearly, very many visitors to our islands travel primarily because of a want to seek out their roots as well as to research, look for information and link up with relations living in the islands.

With a host of dedicated volunteers the SFHS can help with all these issues and we like to look at folk coming home as returning family rather than ancestral tourists. If you are planning a visit, look us up – we’re here to help.