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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Societies[edit | edit source]

Highland Family History Society
Highland Archive and Registration Centre
Bught Park
Inverness IV3 5SS UK
Telephone: 01463 256444
Website: Highland Family History Society
Website #2: Highland Family History Society

The Society was established in September 1981 to promote the study of genealogy, family history, and related subjects in the Highlands of Scotland. 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).

North of Scotland Archaeological Society
Dingwall Community Centre
Tulloch St
Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty IV15 9JZ UK
Website: North of Scotland Archaeological Society
Website #2: North of Scotland Archaeological Society

The main objectives of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society are to further the study of archaeology in the North of Scotland and to promote that interest to a wider audience. Our membership extends across Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness, Aberdeenshire, Inverness-shire, and Argyll. We all share an avid enthusiasm for Highland archaeology.

Local Societies[edit | edit source]

Caithness Family History Society
Caithness Horizons
High St
Thurso KW14 8AJ UK
Website: Caithness Family History Society
Website #2: Caithness Family History Society
Website #3: Caithness Family History Society

Our aim is to promote an interest in genealogy and, wherever we can, to help others trace their roots – especially families originating from Caithness.

The Wick Society
The Wick Heritage Centre
18 - 27 Bank Row
Wick KW1 5EY UK
Telephone: 01955 605393
Website: The Wick Society
Website #2: The Wick Society

Since 1971, the Wick Society has striven to protect and promote Wick's history. Today the Wick Society has under its wing the Heritage Centre, Isabella Fortuna, Johnston Collection, and Wick Voices - an oral history project.