Useful links.

There is a continuous movement and change of URLs  and ISPs  such that it is sometimes pot luck if the site is still there when you visit. It is usually worthwhile  visiting sites dedicated to providing links and which are regularly maintained.

Sites always worth visiting regularly with many links and free access to  some databases. These sites are normally up to date.

Cyndis List

Rootsweb .

Help finding LDS film numbers. .

Other general sites with links

Ros Davies` Co Down  site: This excellent site has  some 26 pages of ORR information - well worth a look.

An Introduction to Scottish Family History 

Catholic Church and Family History < Genealogy>

Church of Ireland [ Anglican ] genealogy link and Church Library. 

Electric Scotland  - thousands of pages about Scotland, heritage, genealogy etc.

Gazetteer and maps, Ordnance Survey

Genuki the main UK genealogy site including basic where and how to information.

General Records Office, Scotland 

Guild of One Name Studies

Latter Day Saints. 

Library of Congress, Genealogy.

National Archives England,

National Archives, Scotland This site has extensive records and an electronic/searchable catalogue, including criminal proceedings of individuals ( many Orrs included !).

National Archives and Records Admin. USA

National Library of Scotland  

New England History and Genealogical Soc.

Newspaper Library UK,

Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Public Records Office (England)

Public Records Office N Ireland (PRONI)

Reformed Presbytery of Ireland [ Covenanters ]

Scottish Genealogy Society

Ulster History Foundation / Ulster Historical and Genealogical Guild   This is a very useful site with most BMDs for Antrim and Down. There is a Free search facility of a wide range of records, but Pay for details; half price for members of UHGG.

US Census  (statistics & name frequency)

US Gen Web

US Land Records - Eastern States.

US News Library

Want an interesting tour of `Orr` names, links and photographs ?
Go to and type `Orr` [ or your own name if you aren`t an Orr ] into the search facility. You will be  surprised at who and what turns up. Enjoy.

Links last checked 30 Dec 2010.


Orr Name Study Ulster Scots Reference material