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 or directly at

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