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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 98

Issue no.98 has the usual wide range of very interesting contributed articles and includes:

James Tait (1846-1927) Shipmaster, artist and photographer by David Beattie [member no. 1259] continued from issue number 97

Part two of the third and last article on this seafaring Scalloway family. This extensive piece of research highlights a very rich seafaring life. Details on family, career changes and advancement during the times of sail and steam shipping.

Georgeson Lighthouse Keepers in British Columbia by Nancy Budge [member no.8]

Henry and James Georgeson were both light keepers on the Gulf Islands which lie between Vancouver Island and Mainland Canada. A remarkable tale of two brothers, Henry jumped ship in the mid 1800’s and made his way to Canada. James went to Canada in 1887, presumably to join his brother.

Fair Isle Ghosts by Carol Tweedie

Emanating from photographs which became the basis of a book, Fair Isle Ghosts, detail of the lives and emigration from one of Shetland’s more remote islands.

Read the story here: http://www.fairisleghosts.com

Buy the book here: Shetland Times Bookshop

... all this and much more.