We are an organisation entirely run by volunteers. By becoming a member you will have contact and help from our Research secretary and our members in Shetland. Membership will give you access to our Members Area via our website. We also will welcome you to our offices if you can visit Shetland. We urge UK applications to consider the electronic membership to keep down our costs and save paper. New overseas membership is only available electronically.

The Society holds microfilm copies of all Shetland old Parish Registers and the statutory censuses of 1841 — 1901 inclusive, together with microfiche of the International Genealogical Index for Shetland and selected other areas to which Shetland people migrated. There is also a growing library through which you may like to browse.

A recent change at our AGM has simplified the membership categories:

Electronic Membership – electronic journal UK and the World

1. E-membership annually £12.

2. E-life membership over 65 years of age £100 anywhere in the world

Printed Journal

3. UK £15 annually for single/family membership (joint membership at same address or email address – named members for AGM voting).

4. Overseas £25 annually (anywhere in the world) for existing members only.

Please note:

Category 4 membership is open to our existing members only

Membership categories can be purchased via this SFHS website or by postal application to our Garthspool address. 

Membership Secretary

Shetland Family History Society

Shetland Amenity Trust





If you need help with any application or clarification, please email: