The Orkney Archive catalogue is not online yet but we have some archives listed in the websites below which you may find useful: 

The Orkney Library & Archive website has a download page with a list of all our Collection Titles, a more detailed list of our Gifts and Deposits Collections, an index to the Orkney Register of Sea Fishing Boats 1852-1968, and a contents list of the George MacKay Brown collection (D124)


Our gift and deposit collection titles are included in the Scottish Archive Network catalogue:


Our Sheriff Court Records are listed on the National Records of Scotland website here
Enter "SC11" in the Reference Box and your search term in the box above, then click on "Search". 

The Sheriff Court of Orkney catalogue lists which are useful for genealogy and maritime research are:

SC11/5: Civil Court Processes 
(containing the names of the people and places involved in the court cases from 1561-1916)

SC11/7: Fatal Accident Inquiries 1895-1975
(containing the names of the people involved in the cases from 1908-1916)

SC11/62: Admiralty Court Records 
(containing the names of the people and the ships involved in the cases from 1606-1854)