Shetland - Miscellaneous

These links are useful but difficult to classify to a particular page:

  1. Real Acts of Genealogical Kindness....This was a very good resource which enabled researchers to link with others who were resident at a particular place of interest; the important aspect is that the research has no means of getting to that location. The website is currently down at the moment but web.archive.org are currently hosting the site.

  2. Country and County Codes - British Isles....These are listed in alphabetic order, but include the whole of the British Isles

  3. The County Families of the Shetland Islands....This will take you to Tony Gott's site where he has this book stored as a simple .rtf file. The County Families of the Shetland Islands by Frances J. Grant

  4. The Workhouse.... "The Workhouse often evokes the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, but its story is a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture. This site is dedicated to the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets". There are a number of sections to this website. Well worth a visit, even if none of your ancestors were inmates. Taking a link to Workhouse Locations > Scottish Poorhouses then give a full listing, with Shetland and an excellent page on the Shetland Combination including Dunrossness and Unst..

  5. Time and date....Want to know what day of the week you were born? A simple request to enter the date in which you were born and it displays a calendar for that year. I can see that I was born on a Friday; Friday's child is loving and giving - well what can I say!!!

  6. The 1911 online encyclopedia...."This free online 1911 Classic Encyclopedia is based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911. At a time when many encyclopedias have capsulated and condensed important knowledge, the 11th edition is generally much more in-depth and thorough on its topics." It has major sections on Places, History, Philosophy and religion, Science, Social science, Health, Language, Visual arts, Performing arts, Economics, Technology, Law, Daily life, and other subjects including Warfare. A substantial resource.

  7. Castle Garden...."This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period."