Welcome to the home page for the Orkney part of the FreeCEN Free Census Project. This project aims to provide a free online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.
This site is under construction but will aim to provide additional information on how the census was carried out which is not contained in the database. It will also have a record of progress which will show when you can expect to find Orkney entries in the database.
Thanks are due to volunteers Debbie, Kathy, Lynne, Nick and Rena for their hard work getting us to this point. With more help we can go even faster so if you're interested mail Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org