Monday, 19 July 2010

Shetland Archive catalogue goes online

If you have ancestors from Shetland, life is about to get a little easier on the research front, now that the island's archive has placed its catalogue online.

It has taken the Lerwick based facility five years to create an internet based catalogue, documenting some 100,000 documents, but the results can now be searched at (the main archive address is The archive contains council papers, court records, oral history recordings and more, including many locally based periodicals such as the New Shetlander, Shetland Life and Shetland Fishing News, all of which have been meticulously catalogued.

The full story is at

(A huge thanks to Janice Halcrow - if you have Shetland ancestry, also check out Janice's Shetland Newspaper Transcriptions site at

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