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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.

We're on Facebook!

May 24th, 2020

Another new way to connect with SFHS

Keeping in touch during unusual times

A very warm welcome to our website.

As the pandemic continues across the globe a short update to all members. You will have received the Hairst journal with apologies for not getting out a Simmer edition. We are on course for a Yule journal, barring any late problems, so watch your post box before Christmas.

We hope you all have found our Facebook page here, it has proved to be popular and is receiving a good number of queries.

The Shetland Amenity Trust is working with us to get us back into our offices just as soon as we can. It will be booked appointments only initially but that’s progress for us and we are all keen to resume work on our many projects.

More information as it happens and thank you for being so accommodating in these challenging times. Please do get in touch with myself, Susan Cooper, or our Secretary ( if you have an queries.

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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.


Publications available form the society.


Map of Shetland Parishes


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


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