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Caithness Family History Society

Photograph of Caithness Family History SocietyCaithness Family History Society was formed in 1999 by a small group of family history enthusiasts and now includes an international membership. The aim is to promote an interest in genealogy and to support those seeking to trace their family roots, particularly where there are Caithness connections.

The society holds monthly talks, some virtual (except in July and August) on the second Tuesday of the month. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

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We are also on Facebook and there is a Facebook CFHS Discussion Page – just search for Caithness Family History Society

Members receive a journal three times a year by post or electronically. They have access to the Members Only section of the website

Members also have access to the CFHS library resources, which are located within Thurso Library, Davidson’s Lane, Thurso. Please note that access is through their Community Room and this has to be booked in advance Your choice of date/time may not always be available.

Members can purchase CFHS publications at a discounted price.

CFHS Publications

Prices for Non-members 2024 (Members pay £1 less)

Census Transcriptions for Caithness for 1901

Canisbay Parish £6.00

Dunnet Parish £6.00

Halkirk Parish £8.00

Wick Parish (Book 1) £7.00
Wick Parish (Book 2) £7.00

Monumental Inscriptions for Caithness Graveyards

Watten (First Cemetery) £4.00

Keiss (First Cemetery) £4.00

Olrig (Second Cemetery) £4.00

Stroma Cemetery £6.00

First World War personnel series

The Unreturning Brave (Volume 2) £22
This volume covers Halkirk and Reay WW1 personnel who are commemorated on the two War Memorials
Recording your family tree

The Family Record Book £4

An Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society publication, sold with their permission

To purchase any of the books, please email Anna

News for Caithness Family History Society

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Family History Conference - Saturday, April 27th
Family history enthusiasts from across Scotland and beyond will gather in Caithness this month for a major one-day conference.   Wick's Pulteney Centre Saturday is the venue on Saturday, April 27th for the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) under the title of Northern Roots.  
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Caithness Family History Society's first talk of the New Year will be in a new venue; Thurso Library.   The speaker will be Caitlin Morrison, a history teacher at Wick High School.  
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CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY (Scottish Registered Charity No.  SC029848) has published 8 books which can help with family history research.  
Get Help With Your Family History Search
After its winter break, Caithness Family History Society has restarted its "help" sessions for those who would like to research their family history, or need advice on how to continue.   If you are interested, go along to the CFHS office in Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, Thurso, between 2pm and 4pm on any Saturday afternoon or on the last Wednesday afternoon of any month.  
Caithness Family History Society volunteers, who man our office in Caithness Horizons, Thurso, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4, will be having a break in December and January.   We will be happy to see you again in February.  

If you contact this Organisation, please let them know, you found them in the Community.Caithness.Org