My name is Ray Millar and I have been researching my Genealogical background for a relatively short time, starting in 2004 when I retired.
roots originate from the
My Family tree includes my wife Barbara's line which extends back to before 1500, almost to the reign of Richard the Third and to before Henry the Eighth. Barbara's ancestors originate mainly from Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the London area in England.
own line traces Orkney ancestors to the mid 1700's as many records only
around then, and then migrates to distant shores when many Orcadians
decision to emigrate to
To date there are almost 40,000 names on my Family Tree, and uniquely, all the names on this family tree are linked together. The website will display somewhat fewer than that to protect the privacy of living individuals.
website does however,
include over 95% of the families from the Orkney
include details of births and marriages from Old Parish Records and
BMD register certificates, "Reproduced
the kind permission of the Registrar General for
All the Eday and Pharay Census Records will be displayed and will include a spouse’s maiden name wherever possible.
Images of all the headstones and their inscriptions from both the New Kirkyard and from St Mary's Old Kirkyard, Eday can also be viewed on this website.
The website will also display a list of all the Church Ministers that carried out baptisms on Eday between 1789 and 1855, the Registrars for Eday from 1855 onward, and a list of the homes and Rentals paid by the tenants of Eday.