If you are interested in finding more about your Shetland roots, here are some sources of information you may wish to contact. Shetland Family History Society and the network of local history groups throughout Shetland are keen to research family history for Hamefarers prior to their arrival. Please contact Shetland Family History Society, in the first instance, if you would like assistance.
Shetland Family History Society
A local society for researching the history and genealogy of families in Shetland.
Daily 2.00pm-4.00pm plus Monday and Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 10am-12noon
The local registrars for the Shetland Islands area.
Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, 1.30pm-4pm
Shetland family history page with an accessible database.
Shetland Museum & Archives
A local authority museum funded by Shetland Islands Council, the new museum opened in June 2007.
Shetland Museum and Archives
Shetland ZE1 0WP
T: +44 (0) 1595 69 5057
F: +44 (0) 1595 69 6729
Shetland Museum & Archives: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm
Archives searchroom: Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-1pm