Stay up to date with the latest developments and Shetland Family History Society news.

May 18th, 2015
Surname of the Month - Mouat

Launch voted a huge success … Saturday the 9th May, 2015 saw the launch of the latest in the series of Surname of the Month events organise by the Society.

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May 5th, 2015
Revised opening times

Are you visiting Shetland this year? If you are perhaps you would like help with any genealogy research or perhaps even with getting in touch with any living Shetland relatives. We can possibly help there; revised opening times for the Society premises in Lerwick have been published here.

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April 13th, 2015
Research Service

It is perhaps little known but the Shetland Family History Society offer a research service from its base at Hillhead, Lerwick.

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March 22nd, 2015
Merchant Navy Discharge Books

A plea in Coontin Kin No. 35 Simmer 2000 asking seamen and women to allow information from their Discharge Books to be copied and retained by the Society for research by future generations has resulted in almost 1000 responses.

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September 9th, 2014
Surname of the Month - Inkster

At a combined event organised by the Burra History Group and the Shetland Family History Society, the launch of the third Surname of the Month was a most enjoyable evening.

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July 22nd, 2014
Surname of the Month - Anderson

ANDERSON … Origin of Anderson … Most surnames originating in Shetland were patronymic - the children taking their father's forename with -son added to it. Andersons are descended from men called Andrew.

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June 2nd, 2014
A new initiative launched in Shetland

A new initiative launched in Shetland … The official launch of the Sharing Shetland Surnames initiative takes place on Sunday, 8th June.

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December 4th, 2013
Memberships Now Due

Members should note that current memberships expire on 31st December 2013. You can renew or purchase a membership here online. If renewing please quote your current membership number, which if you have forgotten, has been sent out with your latest issue of our journal Coontin Kin.

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September 6th, 2013
We're looking for images

We would love to have images to populate all the parish map pop-out windows. Two images is the minimum we are looking for so if anyone would like to donate images of any of these parishes please email the Editor at:

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