Shetland has exported a range of famous products for centuries: wool, lamb and knitwear, fish, ponies and in more recent years, oil.
But by far the most important, but perhaps less obvious of these, is people. You will find Shetlanders all over the world and if you are interested in tracing your Shetland ancestors there are many people who are willing to help you.
The blog picture is me at around a year old, my parents and siblings. My Dad was a Shetlander, the eldest of 7 boys, who met my Mum while working in the Borders of Scotland in the late 1960s.
After marrying and having the boys my parents moved back to Shetland where my sister and I were born. I am very grateful for my heritage and to be brought up in such a kind, lovely and free environment.
If you want to research your family ties to Shetland the Shetland Family History Society may be able to help. The Society brings together those studying genealogy and family history. Genealogy is a rewarding and absorbing subject which requires a good deal of time and patience. Many of the Shetland Family History Society members have been studying their family history for many years while others have just started. All enjoy the detective work, especially when they pull out surprises! Their website can be found at: https://www.shetland-fhs.org.uk/
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