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NEW - Cenus now available online!

November 17th, 2020

NEW online content added for members

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

September 7th, 2020

The Hairst issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available, it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.112 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Greetings from Shetland

Hello from a Springlike Shetland, although a late snow has blighted us during this first week of April.

The Mayflooer (Primroses) have started to flower and sea birds are returning. We are very much looking forward to opening our office for booked appointments when lockdown is over.  More information to follow.

Our members online area continues to develop, we have the Voar 2021 edition of Coontin Kin available and have also posted the first four issues with more being added all the time. Shetland connected Wills are also being transcribed for you all to read.

You can purchase an online only membership here for an extremely good value price of only £12 a year. Other membership options are also available.

Best wishes

Susan Cooper

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