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Orkney Church Records

1.   The Old Parish Registers (OPRs) record births/baptisms, marriages, and burials before the introduction of
       compulsory registration on 1st January 1855. These registers were compiled by parish ministers on a
       voluntary basis. There are numerous gaps in these registers.
       It should be noted that in most Orkney parishes burials were not recorded.

2.     Minutes and other records of Synods, Presbyteries, and Kirk Sessions of the Established Church of
       Scotland and the Free and Secession Churches.

3.     Minutes and other records of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and of the Catholic,
       Episcopal and other churches.

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[Last updated: 24 July 2005 - Dave Annal]