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Eday and Pharay


Glimpses of Eday Life Past and Present.
by C. and C. Mylne
Published by The Kirkwall Press in 1986.

Looking back on Pharay as it was
by Robert Leslie
Published: Orcadian 20 July 1989

Church Records

Old Parish Registers

Civil Registration

The Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the islands of Eday and Pharay.
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 Eday



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

Mariebelle Cormack's book The Cormacks of Eday was published in 1969.

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[Last updated: 10 May, 2004 - Robert C. Marwick]