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 2 Ingale, Kirkwall

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Interesting sites:

Orkney Family History Society

Orkney Library and Archive

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - General Register Office for Scotland and a massive online resource for original information.

www.familysearch.org - The Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, home of the International genealogical Index (IGI). Free BMD searches and much, much more.

www.cursiter.com - Started in 1997 as a personal genealogy page this site has grown into something very significant and may be used free for all non-commercial purposes.

www.raymillar.co.uk - From Eday to There - Another site which has grown arms and legs since it was started as a personal genealogy site in 2004. 

www.southronaldsay.net - South Ronaldsay and Burray 19th-century Marriages - Extracted Index

Exclusive to our guests


We offer free introductory help with family history to guests who are trying to trace their Orcadian ancestry. To those who book for a week or more this will amount to several hours research. Kathleen has many years experience in genealogy research and has had two books published on the social history of her local parish. Both books, Tankerness School 1876 - 1969 and Tankerness: Now and Then, are extremely useful for family history research.

Any guests requiring help with tracing their ancestors should get in touch with Kathleen to discuss this when they book their accommodation.

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