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Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

July 20th, 2019

The Simmer 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.111 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Society balance sheet 2018

June 2nd, 2019

Annual balance sheet published

Ancestral Welcome Scheme

Published: 14 February 2017

We are delighted to announce that Shetland Family History Society (SFHS) are now part of the VisitScotland Ancestral Welcome Scheme.

Clearly, very many visitors to our islands travel primarily because of a want to seek out their roots as well as to research, look for information and link up with relations living in the islands.

With a host of dedicated volunteers the SFHS can help with all these issues and we like to look at folk coming home as returning family rather than ancestral tourists. If you are planning a visit, look us up – we’re here to help.