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 below to navigate round our website. The "events" page lists forthcoming meetings. Amongst our "publications" are Baptismal & Marriage Registers of Free Churches in the Highlands (12 volumes covering 20 congregations), and transcriptions of Monumental Inscriptions [MIs] from Highland Graveyards (29 volumes). Our "resource" section includes a Burials Index listing all those whose burial is recorded in the MIs we have transcribed (numbering over 27,000 individuals), a Catalogue of Books in our library, and information about the Pedigrees Database - referring to family trees & genealogies sent in to the Society by our members - that we are currently compiling.   

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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