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Orkney resources
« on: Tuesday 04 March 14 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Specific islands:
Families connected with the island of Eday mainly - http://www.raymillar.co.uk/
Grays in the north isles of Orkney - http://genealogy.northern-skies.net/gray.php?number=1
Rousay Roots - http://www.rousayroots.com/
North Walls and Brims, Hoy - http://www.janealogy.co.uk/north-walls-and-brims/ (my own very new pages)

Extracts from Register of Deceased Seamen relating to the Orkneys - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~econnolly/register/index.html

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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 August 16 09:39 BST (UK) »
Would you have anything on Papa Westray and Westray?
Dent:Warwickshire
Burgar, Reid, Setter, Hughes/Hughison:Papa Westray  and Westray Orkney
Gorman:Antrim
Cholmeley:Isle of Wight and Hampshire
Beasley:Warwickshire
Toll:Cornwall
Clark: Devonshire
Scott: Dumfries and Galloway
Mitchell: Tipperary
Sims/Shipman: Wiltshire
Homfray: Worcester

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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 August 16 12:18 BST (UK) »
You could try
There is a very new heritage centre in Papa Westray in the old Kelp Store but I haven't yet found a website for it.

General site: http://westraypapawestray.co.uk/

Don't forget the resources at Orkney Family History Society too - http://www.orkneyfhs.co.uk


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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 August 16 13:40 BST (UK) »
Thank you,
I will have fun exploring these. I have covered quite a lot of territory back to the mid 18th century, but now building the connections with other families.
Dent:Warwickshire
Burgar, Reid, Setter, Hughes/Hughison:Papa Westray  and Westray Orkney
Gorman:Antrim
Cholmeley:Isle of Wight and Hampshire
Beasley:Warwickshire
Toll:Cornwall
Clark: Devonshire
Scott: Dumfries and Galloway
Mitchell: Tipperary
Sims/Shipman: Wiltshire
Homfray: Worcester

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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 17:06 BST (UK) »
The website for Papa Westray is www.papawestray.co.uk. This includes links to Facebook pages where you can ask for specific help.
Horne - Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire
James - Grosmont (Monmouthshire)
Jones, Thomas, Davies - Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan
Price - Monmouthshire, Glamorgan
Prosser - Breconshire
Prossl - Bohemia, London
Rees - Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Illinois
Walter - Somerset, Kansas, Queensland, Western Australia

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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 April 17 21:34 BST (UK) »
SOUTH RONALDSAY OPR and 1821 census records available from this website - http://www.southronaldsay.net/1821/
BURROW, BICKHAM, EVANS, SULLEY, STONE - Devon
STEPHENS, MALLET, ADAMS - Cornwall
HANCOCK , BUSSON - Somerset
MCCALLUM, MCDIARMID, MCNEILL - Argyle, Scotland
WALLS, SUTHERLAND, SIMPSON - Orkney, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN - Fife, Scotland
THOMPSON - Aberdeen, Scotland

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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 May 17 00:32 BST (UK) »
www.southronaldsay.net is a fantastic resource and a meticulously kept site 8)

Also, the OFHSociety is another wonderful site and the staff are very helpful if you have

queries. Membership is reasonable ;)

Orkney archives is another wonderful site for Orkney research and is actually in the same building

as the OFHS and on the same floor :)
Anderson R&C & Orkney, Jack, Patience, Hood R&C, McVicar Argll & Glasgow, Gourlay Glasgow, Docherty Glasgow, McNicol Argyll, Leask Orkney, Cumming Okney,
Tait Orkney, Brown Orkney, Sinclair Orkney, Craigie Orkney, Foulis Orkney, Beard Gloucester & Bundarra NSW, Pamplin Cambridge & NSW, Ashman Cambridge, McCarthy Ireland & Glen Innes NSW, Raleigh Ireland, Connelly Ireland, Waldron Ireland.
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Re: Orkney resources
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 May 17 12:23 BST (UK) »
I now have indexes for the Walls, Orkney, Kirk Session records 1837-1875, on my website http://www.janealogy.co.uk/north-walls-and-brims/kirk-session-records/