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Book Launch

April 7th, 2019

Hard Down!, a new book, launched Friday, 14th June 2019

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

April 7th, 2019

The Voar issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available and it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.110 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Surname of the Month - Pearson

Before we even host the next Surname of the Month (see post here) we are busy planning the next one!

The Pearson event, part of a larger programme, will be held in the Vidlin Hall on Thursday, 28th July from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. The Shetland Family History Society will be joined by 42 family members visiting from the USA and Canada, descendants of James Pearson of Sweening (1860-1952) and his wife, Agnes Johnson of Kurkigarth, Voe.

There is an open invitation for anyone who is a descendant or interested in either of these families to join in the events.