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Our office will be open again from Monday 9 November but we can only see visitors by appointment.
To make an appointment please email email@example.com or phone 01856 874440.
Appointments will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday either 10-12 or 2-4 each day.
We look forward to welcoming you all back.
Our research secretary can be contacted on the same email address for all research queries.
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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.
Statistical Accounts of Orkney 1791-1845
From 1 August 2019, the Statistical Accounts of Scotland Online website will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh Library for a period of two years. Scans, transcripts, map-based searching and our Related Resources will be available free of charge to all users.
The 2 account periods 1791-95 and 1832-45 give detailed descriptions for each parish covering Geography & Natural History, Population, Production and other set queries, have been digitised and can be viewed online.
Click on the Map to see these accounts and discover a bit of what life was like for your ancestors in Orkney.
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.