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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): OKI

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

The Orkney Library
Laing Street
Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1NW
Tel: 01856 873166
Fax: 01856 875260
Email:


Opening hours:


Other Libraries:

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3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Archives staff will carry out searches of OPR's, census, etc. Detailed genealogical searches not possible: enquirers are referred to other agencies
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations No


5. Census returns

Orkney 1841-1891


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1868-1930: Peace's Almanacs, held in local collection in Library

6(b) City and Town Directories

1868-1930: Peace's Almanacs, held in local collection in Library

6(c) Telephone Directories

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7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1919 to date

7(b) Poll Books

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8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988 Scotland
1993 Orkney and Shetland


9. Unpublished Indexes

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10. Parish Registers

Microfilm of old parish registers for all Orkney parishes


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

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12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

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13. Other material

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14. Guides to Collections

Handlists available through National Register of Archives (Scotland)


15. Local Record Offices

Orkney Archives
The Orkney Library
Laing Street
Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1NW
Tel: 01856 873166
Fax: 01856 875260


Other information

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