The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of
genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK &
Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, provided by an ever-growing group
of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History
Societies and a number of its member societies.
In the main, the information that is provided in GENUKI relates to primary
historical material, rather than material resulting from genealogists' ongoing
research, such as GEDCOM files. (Its role is thus very different from
Internet-based services such as
List, and the
newsgroups with associated
FAQ, that help
genealogists find others researching the same family, and to exchange their
research results with them.)
There are links to GenServ and Roots Surname List, their pages say how to
submit your information. You might also like to submit your information to
the Pedigree Resource Files of the LDS Church - the method is given on
familysearch.org under "collaboration" - and if you submit your
information anyone using FamilySearch will be able to see it and share with
you in due course.
Note: The information provided by GENUKI must not be used for commercial
purposes, and all specific restrictions concerning usage, copyright
notices, etc., that are to be found on individual information pages within
GENUKI must be strictly adhered to. Violation of these rules could gravely
harm the cooperation that GENUKI is obtaining from many information
providers, and hence threaten its whole future.
If you are just a user of the service then you will only need to concern yourself with
how the information is
presented to you as a user
. After reading it you will know
how to readily find any information relevant to the area in which you are searching.
No permission or registration is needed for accessing the information in Genuki, and
you can print it or make an electronic copy for your own use only. If you want to
publish information from Genuki in printed or electronic form, see
"About Genuki as an organisation"
From a slightly different viewpoint, there are a set of
observed by each of
the providers of the UK+Ireland service so that a common look and feel is presented to
the user. All new providers of information agree to follow these standards, but they do
not define anything in addition about the structure of the information presented.
The providers of the information and the location of the servers is documented
in the providers list. If you have any comments
about specific areas they can be contacted individually, but if you wish to
send to us all then look at
mailing to us. Please do NOT send us general
genealogical queries as it is very unlikely that we have the expertise (or
time) to answer them. It may seem impolite but do not expect any reply to such
queries. The genealogy newsgroups, in particular soc.genealogy.britain and
soc.genealogy.ireland, are the places to ask questions!.
GENUKI is an charitable trust with a trust deed.
The trustees are the following contributors:
Phil Stringer and
Post, phone and fax contact:
GENUKI, c/o Peter Christian, 123 Victoria Way, London SE7 7NX
The word GENUKI is a registered trademark.
You can copy short extracts from a few web pages of Genuki into your family history in
printed or electronic form, free of charge and without seeking permission. Please
acknowledge Genuki as the source. For permission for any commercial use, any copy of a
substantial section of text or many small sections, any copy of a graphic, map or
picture. pease contact Peter Christian (by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or to the address above)
in the first instance specifying the material and web page. The question will also be
referred to the maintainer of the individual page.
GENUKI is not affiliated to any commercial service. Where we provide
links to commercial services this is for information only and does not
imply any endorsement. We do not accept any commercial advertising on the
Helping provide GENUKI information
If you find the information provided by GENUKI is useful, and you would like to help
help us expand it even further, then look at Help Us
The GENUKI WWW pages are now automatically analysed by a program which produces,
detects broken links and produces information to help with indexing
This information will primarily be of use to the many GENUKI maintainers.
The maintainers page
lists the names of all our
maintainers and the sections of the site for which they are responsible.
We are building a church database and have a page of
statistics to assist in its maintenance.
During the lifetime of the GENUKI service we have received a number of
awards and reviews
We have a number of items that can be used for publicity
e.g. on stands at fairs, lectures etc.
Unless otherwise stated, all material on the GENUKI web-site is subject to UK Copyright
law, and may be used for personal research only. It is not to be distributed elsewhere,
either to your own, or to any other website. For further information see our
Statement of Copyright and Accuracy
also includes a description of the standards we adhere to in our transcriptions.