Monday, 14 June 2010

Shetland Islands Hamefarin 2010

The Shetland Islands are holding an event which only occurs every 25 years. The Hamefarin or Homecoming was first held in 1960 and then 1985 with one planned for 2010.The exception was a special in 2000 for the Millenium. It is expected that about 500 visitors with Shetland roots will travel 'home' during the festival 14-26 June. Genealogy plays a prominent part in the activities. For more information please visit the official site at:
http://www.shetlandhamefarin.com/genealogy

and the Shetland Family History Society http://www.shetland-fhs.org.uk/

1 comment:

  1. This is a section of Scotland we hope to visit on our next crossing...too bad it isn't this year. Thanks for this blog post.

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