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Shetland Genealogy

 
Description

"Shetland, insular co. of Scotland, 50 miles NE. of Orkney, 352,876 ac., pop. 29,705; Mainland, pop. 20,821; it consists of about 100 islands, 29 of which are inhabited - Mainland, Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Whalsay, and Bressay being the largest. Mainland, comprising more than half the area of the whole group, extends N. and S. for 54 miles, and has an extreme, breadth of 21 miles, but the coast-line is so irregular and deeply indented that no spot is 4 miles from the sea. The surface of Shetland is generally bleak and moorish, and rises to a maximum alt. of 1475 ft., but only in a few places higher than 500 ft. The rock scenery around the coasts is exceedingly grand and interesting. The climate is humid and comparatively mild, but severe storms are frequent."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887

Genuki - Shetland
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Shetland GenWeb
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find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 

National Archives of Scotland

Shetland Museum and Archives

National Library of Scotland

Shetland Library

Shetland Message Board
post and read about Shetland genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Shetland
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 




 
 
 

More Shetland Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source records of ancestors:
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Shetland Parish Registers
1,900 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Shetland
Shetland war memorials and rolls of honour
 
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
Pay Per View - Government index of Scottish births and baptisms 1553-1904,
marriages 1553-1929 , deaths 1855 - 1954 and censuses 1871- 1901
Scottish Historical Records Database Search
search over 40 databases including 1841-1901 censuses, emigration records, passenger lists, city directories
Cemeteries
links to cemetery transcriptions here
 
Censuses
FreeCen - Shetland
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
1851 Census - Shetland
a 2% sample of 1851 Census for Shetland - zip file