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". It provides access to a large collection of information, with the emphasis on primary sources, or means to access them, rather than on existing genealogical research.
The website has a well defined structure at four levels.
- The first level is information that is common to all "the United Kingdom and Ireland";
- The next level has information for each of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;
- The third level has information on each county of the British Isles and each island of the Channel Islands;
- The fourth level has information on each town or parish.
The structure is shown diagrammatically in the "Contents and Site Map".
At each level, some of the subject headings from the list prepared by the Family History Library run by the American Mormons are used. The full list is:
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. For many locations, a description is quoted from an old (and therefore out-of-copyright) gazetteer. As GENUKI is maintained solely by volunteers, the level of detail varies in different parts of the site. Material on the GENUKI website is copyright, and also protected by British database right, and it must only be used for personal research and not copied onto other websites.
- "The United Kingdom and Ireland". GENUKI. 2008-07-17. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
- "British Isles Genealogy: Genuki Contents & Site Map". GENUKI. 2007-12-15. http://www.genuki.org.uk/contents/. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Copyright and Disclaimer". GENUKI. 2007-02-26. http://www.genuki.org.uk/org/disclaimer.html#Copyright. Retrieved 2008-07-31.