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GENUKI is a genealogy web portal, run as a charitable trust. Its aim is "to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland". The name derives from "GENealogy of the UK and Ireland".


It hosts a large collection of pages with genealogical information covering England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The emphasis is on primary sources, or means to access them, rather than on existing genealogical research.


GENUKI has a well defined structure: it contains information that is common to all the British Isles, common to each country, each (historic, ie pre-1974) county and then to each town or parish. The contents and site map illustrates this structure. For many locations, a description is quoted from an old (and therefore out-of-copyright) gazetteer.

At each level, some of the subject headings from the list prepared by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are used. The full list is:

Almanacs Archives and Libraries Bibliography Biography Business and commerce records
Cemeteries Censuses Chronology Church Directories Church History
Church Records Civil Registration Colonization Correctional Institutions Court Records
Description and Travel Directories Dwellings Emigration and Immigration Encyclopedias
Ethnology Folklore Gazetteers Genealogy Guardianship
Handwriting Heraldry Historical Geography History Inventories
Jewish History Jewish Records Land and Property Languages Law and Legislation
Manors Maps Medical Records Merchant Marine Migration, Internal
Military History Military Records Minorities Names, Geographical Names, Personal
Naturalisation and Citizenship Newspapers Nobility Obituaries Occupations
Officials and Employees Orphans and Orphanages Pensions Periodicals Politics and Government
Poorhouses, Poor Law etc Population Postal and Shipping Guides Probate Records Public Records
Religion and Religious Life Schools Social Life and Customs Societies Statistics
Taxation Town Records Visitations, Heraldic Voting Registers Yearbooks

In some instances GENUKI pages include actual information, but more often they provide links to sources of information, either as online links or by providing information about hard copy publications or repositories. As GENUKI is maintained solely by volunteers, the level of detail varies in different parts of the site.


Most of the site is copyright, without any "free" use licence. Nothing can generally be copied to any website. There are small exceptions, exemplified on the page in the paragraph headed "Three exclusions".

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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at GENUKI. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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