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The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: '''England''', '''Northern Ireland''', '''Scotland''' and '''Wales'''. It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in '''London''', England, but with three devolved national administrations in '''Belfast''', Northern Ireland; '''Cardiff''', Wales and '''Edinburgh''', Scotland. England does not have its own national administration.  
 
The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: '''England''', '''Northern Ireland''', '''Scotland''' and '''Wales'''. It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in '''London''', England, but with three devolved national administrations in '''Belfast''', Northern Ireland; '''Cardiff''', Wales and '''Edinburgh''', Scotland. England does not have its own national administration.  
  
The '''[[Isle of Man]]''' and the '''Channel Islands''', of '''[[Guernsey]]''' and '''[[Jersey]]''', are not part of the United Kingdom, but are [[British Crown Dependencies]].{{-}} {{Forum badge
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The '''[[Isle of Man]]''' and the '''Channel Islands''', of '''[[Guernsey]]''' and '''[[Jersey]]''', are not part of the United Kingdom, but are [[British Crown Dependencies]].
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
  
[[Image:Map of the United Kingdom.png|thumb|right|Map of the United Kingdom.png]] For genealogy purposes see:  
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[[Image:Map of the United Kingdom.png|thumb|right|Map of the United Kingdom]]
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Great_Britain_Births_and_Baptisms_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Great Britain Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Great Britain Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Great Britain Births and Baptisms (FSHR)]]  
*[[Great Britain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Great Britain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Great Britain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Great Britain Marriages (FSHR)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Great_Britain_Deaths_and_Burials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Great Britain Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Great Britain Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Great Britain Deaths and Burials (FSHR)]]
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* [[United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)| UK Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FSHR)]]
  
 
=== See also  ===
 
=== See also  ===

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, more commonly known as the United Kingdom or the UK is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is an island nation, spanning Great Britain and the north-east part of Ireland, although the whole island of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom between 1801 and 1922.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in London, England, but with three devolved national administrations in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cardiff, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland. England does not have its own national administration.

The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, of Guernsey and Jersey, are not part of the United Kingdom, but are British Crown Dependencies.

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Genealogy

Map of the United Kingdom

For genealogy purposes see:

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

See also