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1821 Census?
« on: Friday 07 April 17 09:59 BST (UK) »
Hello - recently I have been seeing some of my Orkney ancestors cited as being found in the 1821 Orkney census, but without details.  My ancestral Fletts were in Stromness at the time and if this source really exists it might be quite helpful. It appears that someone in the mid-90s was making microfiche copies of it available, but I can't locate a source close enough to view it.

Family of interest is said to be in Quholm, Stromness

Father James Flett wife May or variants
son John b abt 1807

I am hopeful it will show details of several more children.

Thanks!

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Greer - Renfrewshire
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Wishart - Orkney
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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 April 17 10:29 BST (UK) »
It looks like the 1821 census for Stomness is only avaialble on microfiche.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/OKI


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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 April 17 10:39 BST (UK) »
The Orkney Family History Society seems to have it available as a booklet.

http://www.orkneyfhs.co.uk/ofhspage.php?mopt=publications&pref=3
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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 April 17 11:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you both. I will write the OFHS and see if 1821 is online for members. The booklet is reasonably price, but the postage to US might break the bank. If 1821 is online I will join their group.
McLellan - Inverness
Greer - Renfrewshire
Manson - Aberdeen & Orkney
Simpson - Hereford, Devon, etc.
Flett - Orkney
Chisholm - Scotland
Wishart - Orkney
Shand - Aberdeen
Pirie - Aberdeen

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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 April 17 23:20 BST (UK) »
A transcription of the 1821 census for Stromness parish is available online through the Orkney Family History Society site for members. 10 to join.

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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 April 17 23:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much for letting me know. I couldn't find it on their website, or even an email address for them to mail my question.  Unfortunately they make it difficult to join: no way to do it online for a person in the US; surprised they don't have that option. Reckon I'll have to take a giant step back to the 20th century and go buy a postage stamp.
McLellan - Inverness
Greer - Renfrewshire
Manson - Aberdeen & Orkney
Simpson - Hereford, Devon, etc.
Flett - Orkney
Chisholm - Scotland
Wishart - Orkney
Shand - Aberdeen
Pirie - Aberdeen

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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12 April 17 02:02 BST (UK) »
I can sympathise with you on that!

I think that site needs a bit of refurbishment for easier access for anyone who would like to become a member & I can bet they lose an awful lot of custom through having no online joining facility in this day & age  :o

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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 12 April 17 08:39 BST (UK) »
Are you sure you can't subscribe online? Have you tried the Subscribe online (header and link) on this page http://www.orkneyfhs.co.uk/ofhspage.php?pref=5 ? It is just underneath the table of membership costs

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Re: 1821 Census?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 12 April 17 10:47 BST (UK) »
I guess I'll have to finally admit I'm getting old. I swear that the blue link for Subscribe Online was never there before.  Oh well, they seem to be rejecting my debit card that doesn't expire for more than 4 years anyway. It's 2:30am where I am so maybe I'll wait for more usual banking hours. Thanks again for help.
Nick
McLellan - Inverness
Greer - Renfrewshire
Manson - Aberdeen & Orkney
Simpson - Hereford, Devon, etc.
Flett - Orkney
Chisholm - Scotland
Wishart - Orkney
Shand - Aberdeen
Pirie - Aberdeen

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