Latest news

Book Launch

April 7th, 2019

Hard Down!, a new book, launched Friday, 14th June 2019

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

April 7th, 2019

The Voar issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available and it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.110 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Are you interested in your Shetland Roots?

A very warm welcome to the official website of the Shetland Family History Society.

Shetland Family History Society is one of many similar societies, operating worldwide, through which members share a mutual interest in family history. The Society brings together those studying genealogy and family history in Shetland, which is situated in the north sea between Scotland and Norway. 

Genealogy is a rewarding and absorbing subject which requires a good deal of time and patience. Many of our members have been studying their family history for many years while others have just started. All enjoy the detective work, especially when they pull out surprises! 

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Learn more about the Shetland Family History Society.

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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.

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Publications available form the society.

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Map of Shetland Parishes

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

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Meetings and Events

09 May 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

Early notice of the Society Annual General Meeting 2019.

08 Jun 2019

Sharing Shetland Surnames 2019

This year we are celebrating and covering the Shetland names ARTHUR and ARTHURSON.

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Research Tips

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

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