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Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

October 1st, 2019

The Hairst 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.112 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Society balance sheet 2018

June 2nd, 2019

Annual balance sheet published

Surname of the Month - Pearson

Published: 17 May 2016

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.