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South Ronaldsay and Burray



New! Lisa Conrad's amazing 1821 Census Project includes a full index to the 1821 census of South Ronaldsay and Burray as well as access to digital images of the actual census pages and an incredible amount of additional information about the inhabitants of these parishes.

An article about the origins of the 1821 census document can be found on Dave Annal's website.

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Church Records

Old Parish Registers - South Ronaldsay

Old Parish Registers - Burray

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

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Civil Registration

The Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the parish of South Ronaldsay and Burray.
The Registrar's records extend back only as far as 1st January 1855 when registration became compulsory in Scotland.

Lisa Conrad's South Ronaldsay and Burray Civil Death Registers website lists deaths in South Ronaldsay and Burray from 1855 to 1900.

Description and Travel

Some descriptive and pictorial material is provided here by courtesy of Orknet


An invaluable resource created by Lisa Conrad. A must for anyone with ancestors from South Ronaldsay and Burray.

Orkney Family History Researchers are engaged in researching family histories in South Ronaldsay and Burray 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: 15 July 2007 - Dave Annal]