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Holm and Paplay


A More Enterprising Spirit - The Parish and People of Holm in 18th Century Orkney: by Sheena Wenham. Published by Bellavista, Kirkwall 2001. In print.
A splendid insight into local life.

The Church in Orkney: edited by Alfred W. Johnston. Published in The Orcadian October 1889-February 1993, Kendal 1940.
Includes excerpts from the Kirk Session Minutes for Holm and Paplay from 1673-1764.

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 Holm and Paplay.
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 Holm

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Orkney Family History Researchers are engaged in researching family histories in Holm and Paplay 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: 10 May, 2004 - Robert C. Marwick]