Welcome to my family history website! In October 2005 I took the work compiled throughout his life by my father, Alexander Sandison (1914-1990), and set up this database. He had concentrated mainly on the Sandisons of Shetland his paternal grandfather having moved away from Unst to become a Congregational minister in London in 1880.
I have been adding branches to the tree to include the families of my other three grandparents: Gold, Roscoe, and Struthers; my husbands' families: Mainland, Maciver, Horner, Mitchell, Cunningham, and Ireland; those of my first cousins: Mackay, Orton, and Rickson; as well as many "cousins of cousins". This has taken me up and down my tree many times and out to the tips of some very distant twigs.
So far, there are almost 95,000 individuals listed on the database and the number is increasing all the time. Although I obviously cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, I have tried to stick to facts which can be substantiated elsewhere and am concentrating on building up the connections and extending the tree. Surnames shown in uppercase letters are related to me, my two Mainland children, or my Horner child, by blood.
I also have a large tree on Ancestry. Anyone who is seeking Shetland families in general should visit the comprehensive Northern Isles Family History website run by Tony Gott.
Anne Cunningham - Scotland, 8 January 2019