The Castle at Inverness

Welcome to the website of the Highland Family History Society, which was established in September 1981 to promote the study of genealogy, family history and related subjects in the Highlands of Scotland. We are a voluntary organisation based in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, with a worldwide membership of over 650. Our area covers the old counties of Sutherland, Ross, Inverness, and Nairn (and we retain interest in, and information about, Caithness and northern parishes of Argyll and Perth, though they now have their own local family history groups). We try to fulfil our remit by collecting and publishing information that will help anyone researching their family’s history in the Highlands, by providing help and advice to those just starting their research, and by encouraging researchers to join the society and share the fruits of their researches with other members through our monthly talks, our ever-expanding website, and our colourful quarterly journal - see the latest issue pictured here.

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The Society is based at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre at Bught Park, Inverness.
For information about the Centre, and details of how to visit us there, please click this line.

Use the links highlighted at the foot of this page to navigate around our website.

The "events" page lists forthcoming meetings.

The "publications" page lists Baptismal & Marriage Registers of Free Churches in the Highlands (20 volumes covering 33 congregations).

Also listed are transcriptions of Monumental Inscriptions [MIs] from Highland Graveyards (34 volumes).

Our "resources" page includes a Burials Index which is a composite index to the 32,262 persons whose burials are recorded in the MIs we have transcribed.

There is a Catalogue of Books in our library, and a Members' Interests Index gleaned from family trees & genealogies submitted by our members.


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The Society is a registered charity (number SCO15987).
Please note that the use of this website is subject to the
Society's Terms and Conditions.
Site design by: Nigel Mackenzie