Historic Shetland Births, Marriages and Deaths

Welcome to my Website

Welcome to my transcriptions and indexes from historic Shetland newspaper BDM's.

The old newspapers are The Zetland Times which started publication in 1872 and changed its name to The Shetland Times in 1873, and as such it continues to this day. The other main Shetland newspaper was The Shetland News which was published from 1885 to 1963.

If you find an ancestor appearing in an index it may be worth seeking out the notice itself as the full announcements may contain valuable additional genealogical details such as fourth son or eldest surviving daughter etc.

As well as the indexes, I have also transcribed the full BDM notices from The Shetland Times for the years 1873 to 1900. While you can view any of these files online, you are welcome to save them to your own computer to search or browse at your leisure.

You may also find the Links page will help you further your research.

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