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Almost an Island - The Story of an Orkney Parish, Deerness by Deerness Social History Group. Published in 2005.

Schools and Education in Deerness (1703-1967): by Jane Skea. Published in 1994 in Orkney Heritage Society Newsletter pp7-12.

St. Andrews and Deerness 1877-1977: Edited by Jeanette MS Forsythe. Published 1977. 68pp.
Anthology of recollections to commemorate centenary of primary school.

Church Records

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

Civil Registration

The Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the parish of Deerness.
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 Deerness



Orkney Family History Researchers are engaged in researching family histories in Deerness 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: 26 November 2005 - Dave Annal]