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Moostegarth, Bressay, 1923

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FAMILY NAMES

  • Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society
  • Shetland Family History Home Page
  • Shetland Family History Society

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • Shetland Islands Council - home page.

    Combing wool, 1940's (left), At home. The high-sided chair protects the lady from drafts, 1940's. (right)

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • Shetland history

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Shetland Museum

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • ISLE OF FOULA 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 censuses.
  • LERWICK - Undiscovered Scotland page.
  • LERWICK - Wikipedia page with links.

    Shetland Map.

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.

    MILITARY

  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in the Shetland Isles ( and Dumfries & Galloway)
  • Shetland Islands Roll of Honour

    Stacking Peat, 1952 (top left), Cutting Peat, 1952 (top right), Peat Carrier (bottom left), Carding and Spinning (bottom right)

    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • Delting Disaster - on the 21st December 1900 four boats and twenty two men were lost. A list of names and some details are available.
  • VisitShetland.com - tourism, history and general information site.
  • GENUKI's pages for Shetland
  • IGI Batch Numbers for Shetland
  • Ships in port - around the Shetland Islands and also Orkney 1881 census.

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