The Burgar/Burgess families in Shetland

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Introduction to aspects of Shetland life

In order to understand the story of the Burgar family in Shetland it is necessary to have a background knowledge of various aspects of the history of Shetland. 

For example, it is helpful to know something about the people and where they came from; the political situation at various times; who owned the land and what it was like to be a tenant crofter/fisherman.

These and many other topics are listed in a table.

Click here to see the list of topics.



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