Do you have Orcadian roots?

Search the Orkney census for your surname:
Do you know what the Top Ten Surnames were in 1841-1911 ? click here to see the table.

What's on:

Thursday 12 April 2018, 7.30pm at St Magnus Centre
Open meeting - speaker Lucy Gibbon or Orkney Library & Archive.

The Minervian Library

The Minervian Library is a collection of stories written by children in the 1860s. Maria, Clara, Alfred and Malcolm Cowan and their cousin Isabella Bremner were aged 6 - 14 when the library first originated in 1865 and spent their summer holidays in Tankerness House (now the Orkney Museum) in Kirkwall and the Hall of Tankerness in the parish of St. Andrews.
View the current programme of events, non members are welcome to attend.

Members Pages

Members can view additional Society information and have access to the following online resources:
BMDs, Census, Members Page, Message board, M.I.'s, Parishes, Resources,
Sib Folk News, Trees.

For more details about membership and to Subscribe online visit the Membership page.

St Magnus Cathedral Graveyard - 7th March 2016

One of the Society's largest projects has now been completed.

The 1400+ stones in St Magnus Cathedral Graveyard have all been transcribed, photographed and surveyed.
The graveyard is fully indexed and can be searched through the MI page.

The inscriptions are also available in a booklet, see the Publications page.

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