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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.

Issue number 84

Articles in this issue:

Diary of William Sinclair 1886-1887. This continuation from issue number 83, submitted by Pat McCoy [member no. 1816]. Grandson of Lerwick man James Sinclair, born c1780, William Sinclair from Liverpool had a rich seafaring life this diary style piece is full of interesting highlights.

Using the Kirk Session Records to Plug Gaps. Written by Pam Russell [member no. 1923] this very interesting piece gives us a insight into her use of the Kirk Sessions records at the Shetland Archives in Lerwick with many great examples of the type of information which can be unearthed there.

Visiting Shetland 11-17th May 2012. Written by Elisabth Power [member no. 1845]. Two distant relations, Elisabeth and Ralph Sinclair, having exchanged information for a period, remarkably meet for the first time aboard a boat taking tourists around Bressay and Noss.  A lovely account of a memorable research and family trip.

And much more...