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 noncommercial 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 Roots Surname List, and the soc.genealogy.surnames.britain / soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland 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.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 standards 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:
Malcolm Austen, Peter Christian, Colin Hinson, Andrew Millard Brian Randell, Phil Stringer and Richard White
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 GENUKI service.
Helping provide GENUKI informationIf 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 page.
- The article which appeared in the June 1995 edition of "Family Tree" magazine.
- The article which appeared in the September 1995 edition of "Computers in Genealogy".
- The article which appeared in the December 1995 edition of "Family Researcher".
- GENUKI Progress Report - Nov 1995.
- GENUKI Progress Report - April 1996.
- The article which appeared in the April 1997 edition of "Family History News and Digest".
- The article which appeared in the May 1997 edition of the "Midas Newsletter".
- A paper describing the GENUKI service presented at the Digital Resources in the Humanities conference, September 1997.
- David Tippey wrote an article about GENUKI which was published in the May 1998 issue of Family History Monthly.
- Gareth Hicks' article about GENUKI which was published in Cardiganshire FHS's journal, Vol 2, No 7 - February 2001.
- Peter Christian's article on Genuki from Ancestors (Issue 31, March 2005).
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