Greetings from Shetland

Hello from the Shetland Family History Society. Well into the Simmer months now and your journal will soon be online and through your door.

We are pleased to promote our new video (click here). Taking you on a tour of the offices and meeting some of the Shetland members. It was fun to make and the feedback has been great. It would be much more fun if we could meet you all but that’s not possible at present with many travel restrictions. So, this comes as a reminder that we are still working hard behind the scenes.

Our members area on this site has grown and we continue to digitise old Coontin Kin and Monumental Inscription journals. Alan has found plenty more Wills with a Shetland connection. If anyone can type and would like to help, get in touch.

We managed to have our annual general meeting and note the retiral of Mina Manson this year and Violet McQuade a little while ago. Thank you both for all your hard work. We welcome Joyce Henderson, Project Officer to become a Trustee. She has been working hard with the gravestone photographic project so is a familiar face to us all.

We still plan to try booked appointments in July. Contact our Secretary, Elinor, if you would like to book a slot.

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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


A clickable parish map of Shetland with information on each parish included...


Meetings and Events

25 Jun 2022

Hay - Sharing Shetland Surnames

Do you share Hay as a Shetland surname? If so, get your plans started for 2022!

Research Tips

We can help with your research, take a look at a few tips from us here...