There are many records that can help us research family history. Increasingly these are being made available online, but even more are out there, many difficult to access.

One of the roles of a family history society is to initiate projects and to support projects organised by members. This can help prevent duplication of effort as well as speed up the process with help from other people.

All members can help with projects, no matter where they live. Help can come in the form of transcribing or indexing records, or even more general e.g. bringing our attention to previously unknown sources of information for Shetland family history.

There are always several projects on the go. Those we are aware of are listed below. Can you help any of them?

How do I publicise my project or offer to help?

  • In the first instance contact our editor by email: editor@shetland-fhs.org.uk
  • If you are working on a project let us know the working title of your project together with a brief resum√© of the content, and state if you are willing to accept any help from other members. If you are willing to accept help, state how members can contact you i.e. via the Garthspool offices, by post or by e-mail.
    N.B. postal and e-mail addresses will NOT be posted on the website unless you specifically ask for this to be done.
  • If you wish to offer help, contact the editor first.
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Wills Transcriptions
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Monumental Inscriptions Project
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Merchant Navy Discharge Books
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Shetland Societies
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