Historic Shetland Births, Marriages and Deaths

Welcome to my website, which aims to provide indexes of historic births, marriages and death announcements made in the Shetland newspapers available to as wide an audience as possible. The Zetland Times started publication in 1872 and changed its name to The Shetland Times in 1873 and as such it continues to this day. The Shetland News was published from 1885 to 1963.

As far as I know these historic newspapers are only available to the genealogist in Shetland or at specialist libraries, for example the Newspaper Library in London. Many of the announcements contain valuable additional genealogical details such as fourth son or eldest surviving daughter etc.

I have transcribed the announcements exactly as they appeared in the original newspapers misspellings and all! While you can view the files online you are welcome to save them to your own computer to browse at your leisure. If you have problem or a query, please email me at jghalcrow@btopenworld.com and I will try to help.

Good luck with your research.

Janice Halcrow