Do you have Orcadian roots?

Search the Orkney census for your surname:
Do you know what the Top Ten Surnames were in 1841-1911 ? click here to see the table.

What's on:

Additional opening hours for trial period
The Orkney Library and Archive is open until 9pm on the last Thursday of each month for a trial period. In line with this the Society's office will also be open from 6pm - 8pm on 31 March, 28 April, 26 May and 30 June.
View the current programme of events, non members are welcome to attend.


Members Pages

Members can view additional Society information and have access to the following online resources:
Census, Members Page, Message board, M.I.'s, Parishes, Resources,
Sib Folk News, Trees.

For more details about membership and to Subscribe online visit the Membership page.


St Magnus Cathedral Graveyard - 7th March 2016

One of the Society's largest projects has now been completed.

The 1400+ stones in St Magnus Cathedral Graveyard have all been transcribed, photographed and surveyed.
The graveyard is fully indexed and can be searched through the MI page.

The inscriptions are also available in a booklet, see the Publications page.

website by dh