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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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