Do You Have Ancestors From Shetland?

Here is the latest from the Shetland News:

“RESEARCHERS can now access the entire catalogue at Shetland archives from anywhere in the world with the click of a mouse.

Archives staff have spent the past five years meticulously transferring details of the huge collection of material onto the internet, amounting to 75,000 records containing even over 100,000 documents.

The archives, based at the museum at Lerwick’s Hay’s Dock, contain a vast reserve of information about life in Shetland dating back as far as the 15th century.

The are council papers, court records, books, oral history recordings and the contents of journals such as the New Shetlander, Shetland Life and Shetland Fishing News.

While the documents themselves are not available on line, people can search the archive for relevant documents and contact archives staff to either go in and see the original or be sent a photocopy. . .

The catalogue can be accessed through the Shetland Museum and Archives website at www.shetland-museum.org.uk or directly at http://www.calmview.eu/ShetlandArchive/CalmView/

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Census of Ireland 1901/1911

Search census records from Ireland (all counties for the years 1901 and 1911) online.  These records are made available by the National Archives of Ireland.  If you have Irish ancestors, check this out!

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Challenge #12 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly reminder: Archive and Library Sites

Check out the web sites for the Society of American Archivists, ARMA International, and the American Library Association.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 20 March 2010 through Friday, 26 March 2010.

View this week’s challenge in its entirety, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.  You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other Genea-Bloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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