The archives contain information about life in Shetland dating back as far as the 15th century. The archives' contents include council papers, court records, books, oral history recordings and the contents of journals such as the New Shetlander, Shetland Life and Shetland Fishing News.
The documents themselves are not available on line. You can search the archive for relevant documents and then contact archives staff to verify the original or be sent a photocopy.
The catalogue can be accessed through the Shetland Museum and Archives website at http://www.shetland-museum.org.uk or directly at http://www.calmview.eu/ShetlandArchive/CalmView/