Awards and Reviews


The UK and Ireland Genealogical Information Service, GENUKI, 
has received a number of reviews and awards since its inception.

Best Site Pick - from  the Golden Gate Genealogy Forum on AOL

Doras 3 Shamrock Rating      Local Ireland Recommended

SoG Certificate of Appreciation      Pavilion Award

Ancestry.com Award



Among the "101 Best Web Sites for 2003" according to the August 2003 issue of Family Tree Magazine. (U.S.)

Among the "101 Best Web Sites for 2002" according to the August 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine. (U.S.)

The Julian Bickersteth Memorial Medal was awarded by The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies to Brian Randell, Phil Stringer and GENUKI in 2001.

Best Site Pick for December 2000 - awarded by the Golden Gate Genealogy Forum on AOL. "The information and organization of 'GENUKI -- UK and Ireland Genealogy' shows the dedication and effort in providing easily accessible information to people searching their genealogy. On behalf of the Genealogy Forum on AOL, we would like to thank you for your time and effort in making the Internet a better place to do research".

Doras '3 Shamrock Award' "It is a very detailed site with a vast amount of information and links...." (December 1999).

Local Ireland Recommended:- "selected out of 100s of others as being of such quality as to merit a Local Ireland Recommended stamp of quality" (30th July 1999).

Certificate of Appreciation awarded by the Society of Genealogists on 29th June 1999.

Family History Favorite Award from Ancestry.com - "One of the most comprehensive resources for UK/Irish research, these pages provide genealogy information, research suggestions, and valuable links to those performing family history research in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and other islands." (March 1999).

GENUKI is a Pavilion at the Internet World Expo.

A review in Everton's Genealogical Helper, online edition in November 1995 was very complimentary.

We were nominated as as one of the top 8% of genealogy Web sites in the First Quarter, 1996.

A review by Bob Pearson of our WWW pages done in October 1995 as part of his degree course.

Listed sixth in The Guardian's Fifty Best Family History Websites, 14 April 2007.

Placed fourth in Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites 2010: Great Britain and Ireland, 7 September 2010.

Winner of the Britain Express British Heritage Awards Best Heritage website for 2010. "Wow! What an amazing resource this genealogy website is. . . If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist."

The ninth UK website in GenealogyinTme Magazine's Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2014.

Listed as one of the three Top free websites for family history research by Family Tree Magazine (U.K.) in May 2016. "GENUKI – is the UK and Ireland Genealogy gateway site – and is a massive online genealogy encyclopedia."

The tenth UK website in GenealogyinTme Magazine's Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2016.

Nominated as Website of the  Day by Family Tree Magazine (U.S.), 8 April 2017.

UKBMD - "The GENUKI site is the premiere site for research for UK genealogy", 30 April 2017.

Listed fourth in 50 Best Websites for Family History, by Family Tree (U.K.), June 2017.

Included in Family Tree Magazine's alphabetically-ordered 2018 list of 101 Best  Websites for genealogy.

Listed in Family Tree's current listing "The Top British Genealogy Websites" - 

Silver Surfers "Best websites for genealogical research in the UK"  (2020) - 

Family Tree Magazine  (June 2022) lists GENUKI among sixty "indispensable reference works that every self-respecting family historian should know about and use", describing it as "The must-have in your tool kit for UK and Ireland Research. "