Firth and Stenness
- Reminisences of an Orkney Parish: by John Firth. Published by the Orkney Natural History Society. 1920, 1922, 1974.
- The Kirk and Parish of Stenness: by Peter Leith. Typewritten 1956. 39pp.
Discusses several local families.
- An Orkney Parish in 1841: by Gordon Hughes.
Article published in the Orcadian 4 December 1980.
- A Short guide to the Stenness Area: by Major James W. Cursiter. Published 1928.
Old Parish Registers - Firth
- Baptisms, 1780-1854. Only one entry May 1782-May 1785. Very incomplete 1787-1817.
- Marriages, 1817-1854.
- Burials. No entries.
Old Parish Registers - Stenness
Other chuurch records (held at Orkney Archives in Kirkwall).
- Baptisms, 1732-1854. Incomplete throughout, especially 1745-47 and
- Marriages, 1732-1854. No entries 1761-65.
- Burials, 1746-1854. There are only 31 entries prior to 1818.
- Ref:OCR/KC/11: Firth & Stenness Kirk Baptisms 1890-1945, Proclamations of marriage banns 1919-1945, Proclamations of marriage banns (Stenness) 1943-1977, Communion Roll 1938-1942.
- Ref: OCR/FC/10: Firth Free Kirk Baptisms 1912-1945, Communion Roll 1881-1902 and 1912-1945, Disjunction certificates 1912-1935.
- Ref: OCR/FC/29: Stenness Free Kirk Baptisms 1844-1867 and 1919-1933, Communion Roll 1894-1912 and 1921-1938.
- Ref: OCR/KC/25: Stenness Kirk Communion Roll 1880-1931.
- Ref: D1/268: Stromness and Stenness Old Parish Registers: Transcription by Margaret Watters of baptisms in Stenness OPRs 1733-1809.
Meg Greenwood's website lists a number of births in Stenness from 1836-1855.
of births, deaths, and marriages for the parishes of Firth and Stenness.
The Registrar's records extend back only as far as 1st January 1855 when registration became compulsory in Scotland.
Orknet has pages which contain descriptions and pictures of
Orkney Family History Researchers are engaged in researching family histories in Firth and Stenness and all other parishes in Orkney. All of them are willing to share the results of their research with others.
help, report problems, or contribute information.
[Last updated: 10 May, 2004 - Robert C. Marwick]