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Bibliography

Church Life in Orphir Two Hundred Years Ago: by Rev. Victor C. Pogue. Published 1954 in Orkney Miscellany ii, pp24-33.
Several parishioners mentioned.

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 Orphir 1709-1819.

Church Records

Old Parish Registers

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

Meg Greenwood's website lists a number of births in Orphir from 1844-1854. The site also contains numerous extracts from the Kirk Session records of the Orphir Free Kirk, listing many names and addresses.

Civil Registration

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

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Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

Alan Clouston has an interest in the histories of all families from the parish of Orphir, including Ballantyne, Clouston, Findlay, Groundwater, Gunn, Halcro, Tait, and Wishart, and is willing to assist others with their research. He is also interested in the place-names of the parish.

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[Last updated: 18 December, 2008 - Dave Annal]