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This page will help you to find your way around the GENUKI hierarchy. It focuses
on the key areas you will need to know about for your research, and provides an
explanation of their relation to each other, and to the whole. There is a Site Map
diagram, which represents the levels of the GENUKI structure: the
UK & Ireland, Regions within the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands), followed by the (pre-1834)
Counties (shires), which lead to a number of Parish pages.
To supplement the diagram, there's a description of some of the
additional key areas. For example the Search Engine
the GENUKI Gazetteer
, and finally,
a selection of Quick Links
providing fast access to the most relevant topics.
NB: the Site Map diagram requires style-sheet technology, but if you have
styles disabled in your browser, or are using a screen-reader, the whole
has been designed to be compatible with text-only browsing.
to the whole of the
U.K. and Ireland
similar page layout to England41
similar layout to England45
to the whole of
to the whole of
This index may be on the county page
but is normally on a separate page, and
in the case of Yorkshire, on 4 pages.24
other Towns & Parishes
other Towns & Parishes
The information contained on any given parish/town page is dependent on the amount of
time which the maintainer of the County has available to add the information and of course
the amount of information available to him or her. In some cases, the parish/town page may
not exist, and in others there will be extensive information such as transcriptions of parish
records, gazetteers, directories, photographs etc. under the various topic headings.
In order to navigate down the hierarchy, a list of
the items in the next level down is provided
on the relevant pages.
To navigate up the hierarchy, links are provided at the top of
each page which will enable you to
go up a level or in some cases to skip one or more levels.
All names in blue in the diagram above are active hyper-links.
It should be noted that at each level in the hierarchy,
information is arranged under the same
alphabetically-ordered set of topic headings, e.g. Biography,
Census, Church Records, Description
& Travel, History, Maps, Probate Records, etc.
For further guidance see "How this
Information Service is Organised"
, and for a full list of possible
topic headings see How the information on
this server is presented to the user
If you are having difficulty finding the information you require, the
GENUKI site Search
you search the contents of ALL GENUKI pages
The National Archives
Society of Genealogists
The Federation of Family History Societies
Guild of One-Name Studies
) web sites. It also includes all the
Family History Society
County Surname Interest List
sites linked to from GENUKI.
If you need to find a place in the United Kingdom
which of our pages contain information about it, then the
comprehensive range of search options.
The following search box provides a quick search for places in Dorset
containing your chosen term.
For the full range of options in searching, and for help on getting
the best from the facilities we provide for locating places, please
visit the main GENUKI Gazetteer
There are a large number of listings of the surnames being researched by
various Internet users. Details can be found in the listing of all the
. and also under the heading "Genealogy" on the
appropriate county pages.
E.g. Dorset Surname Lists
A number of
exist covering various parts of the country. A
very wide range of research interests are covered, and joining
the appropriate group could be beneficial.
Or you may want to consult a shorter list of Dorset Discussion Groups
If you have a number of ancestors from a particular area, then you will find
it beneficial to join the Family History Society covering that area. Look in
our list of Family History and Genealogy
for more information about them.
Or you may want to consult a shorter list of Dorset Family History Societies
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