Orkney Family History Society

Orkney Family History Society was established in 1997 and is situated in Orkney Library and Archive, which is next to the Archives.

Their aims are to provide a forum whereby people can study, collect, analyse and share information about Orkney families, maintain links with other Family History Societies, maintain a Library where members can research their family histories, and to promote and encourage the study of family history and genealogy.

Main resources are accessible in their Library, with the majority of the items having been donated by members of the Society.

Information about Orkney Family History Society


Orkney Family History Society
Orkney Library and Archives
44 Junction Road
KW15 1AG

01856 879207


Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Back Issues of their Newsletter
  • Census Returns
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Sib Folk News Binders - one binder can hold twenty of the Society's magazines

Research Service

If you unable to visit their Library in person, the Society offers a research service whereby, on payment of a fee and if Society members living on the island agree, research can be undertaken.


  1. Family Tree Resources
  2. Family History Societies
  3. Anglesey Family History Society