A freend i da wye is better as a penny i da purse.
(When a need arises a good friend is often better than money.)

Welcome to the Shetland Family History Society

Shetland Family History Society promotes the study of genealogy for Shetland families and the descendants of Shetland families. We have collated a wealth of knowledge to assist this research, and members can dip into our extensive archive in the secure area. Members can also get help and advice from our knowledgeable researchers.

Agnes Beattie © AM Beattie

Our Latest News

November 7th, 2023
Christmas Closing Dates

We shall be closing the office on Friday December 1st until around Up Helly Aa (late January).

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August 31st, 2023
Voices From the Past - Presentation & Book Signing

All welcome to this free collaborative event with the Shetland Family History Society event in the Shetland Library on Saturday 9th September at 7pm. Karen will be available to sign any books

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July 21st, 2023
Sharing Shetland Surnames - The Hay Family

The recent lecture by Frank Hay and John Goodlad at our popular Hay weekend.

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