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FAMILY NAMES

  • Orkney Genealogies On The Web - list of Orkney surname sites.
  • Orkney Family History Society
  • Family histories in the islands of Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • Orkney Islands Council

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • ORKNEYJAR - history and archaeology of Orkney.
  • SANDAY - history and general information website.
  • SCAPA FLOW - discover the wartime heritage of Scapa Flow.
  • WESTRAY development trust - Westray Heritage Centre.

    Orkney hillside farm, 1923.

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Orkney Library & Archive
  • Orkney Library and Archives - from GENUKI.

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • BRINIAN - kirkyard inscriptions.
  • EGILSAY - kirkyard inscriptions.
  • FLOTTA - web guide dedicated to the Island of Flotta, with message board and photos.
  • GLEBE - kirkyard inscriptions.
  • PAPA WESTRAY - census 1841.
  • PAPA WESTRAY - census 1851.
  • ROUSAY Roots - island records, family histories, surnames, cemeteries, censuses, links & maps.
  • SANDAY - island website.
  • SANDAY - 8th June 1841 census, all parishes.
  • SCOCKNESS - kirkyard inscriptions.
  • SOUTH RONALDSAY & BURRAY - civil death registers, extracted index 1855-1899 (includes a partial list for 1832-1844).
  • WASBISTER - kirkyard inscriptions.
  • WESTWIDE - kirkyard insciptions.
  • WYRE - kirkyard inscriptions.
  • WYRE - 1841 to 1901 Census details.

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.

    Orkney Islands county map

    MILITARY

  • Orkney Islands Roll of Honour
  • Scapa Flow - discover the wartime heritage of Scapa Flow.
  • The Royal British Legion Scotland - contains an extensive compilation of Orkney memorials is a database of hundreds of files, mostly images, and is presented in the style of a spreadsheet.

    NEWSPAPERS
    The Orkney Herald, was published from 1860-1961. The Orkney Archives have a card index for this paper covering the period 1919-1933. They also have microfilms available of these two newspapers, and of The Orkney Blast (a newspaper for the Forces, 1941-1940), Orkney & Shetland American (1887-1895), The Northman (1875-1895), Orkney & Shetland Journal (1838-1839), The John O'Groats Journal (1836-1855) and Orkney and Zetland Chronicle (1824-1826). For a brief period there was also a newspaper entitled the Stromness News (29 Feb. - 1 Aug. 1884).

    Stromness, 1923 (left), Albert Street, Kirkwall, 1920's.

    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • Ancestral Orkney - find your Orkney ancestors
  • GENUKI's pages for Orkney
  • Orkney Genealogy Website - includes some Caithness & Shetland Isles information.
  • Orkneymen with the Hudson's Bay Company - up to 1858.
  • Surname Birth/Baptism and Marriage Indices
  • Passenger List "Prince of Wales" Stromness (Orkney) to Canada 1813.
  • Miscellaneous Orkney 1841 census records
  • Ships in Port in Orkney & Shetland 1881 census
  • IGI Batch Numbers for Orkney
  • 1841 census - partial extract.
  • Surname Birth/Baptism and Marriage Indices
  • Surnames and Country Origins

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