Highland Family History Society was established in 1981, their aims being to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and family history in the Scottish Highlands and to collect and publish information to help people wishing to conduct research into their Highland ancestors.
They also offer advice and assistance to those starting their own family history research journeys and share the results of their research with other members through their monthly talks and their journal.
Based in Inverness, the Society has over 650 members worldwide.
The Society covers the old counties of Sutherland, Ross, Inverness, and Nairn. They also hold information relating to Caithness and the northern parishes of Argyll and Perth.
The Society has a Library, which is situated in the Highland Archive and Registration Centre at Bught Park, Inverness.
If you are in Inverness City Centre, you have to go to the bottom of the High Street and cross the bridge, turn left, and walk alongside the river until you reach the Centre.
If you wish to travel to the Archive by bus, there is a limited seasonal service, with three or four buses a day in operation.
Many resources are accessible, including:
For full details of documents available, please peruse their Library Catalogue.
Many databases are available, which comprise:
Many publications are available for sale, which include: