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St. Andrews


St. Andrews and Deerness 1877-1977: Edited by Jeanette MS Forsythe. Published 1977. 68pp.
Anthology of recollections to commemorate centenary of primary school.

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 St. Andrews.
The Registrar's records extend back only as far as 1st January 1855 when registration became compulsory in Scotland.

Description and Travel

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



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

Marion McLeod has on her website a collection of old photographs which are thought to be of a Spence family in Tankerness. She is willing to share these with others.

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