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Church Records

Old Parish Records Other chuurch records (held at Orkney Archives in Kirkwall).

Civil Registration

The Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the parish of Birsay.
The Registrar's records extend back only as far as 1st January 1855 when registration became compulsory in Scotland.

Description and Travel

Orknet has a page which contains a description and pictures of Birsay

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Orkney Family History Researchers are engaged in researching family histories in Birsay and all other parishes in Orkney. All of them are willing to share the results of their research with others.

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[Last updated: 9 May 2004 - Robert C. Marwick]