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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A constitutional&nbsp;monarchy in western Europe on the British Isles and Ireland with the North Sea to the east, English Channel to the south, Irish Sea to the west, and North Atlantic Ocean to the west and north, northwest of France. Comprising England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and several smaller territories around the world. See the CIA ''World Factbook'' at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html.  
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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.  
  
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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.
  
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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]]. {{-}} {{Forum badge
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[[Image:Map of the United Kingdom.png|thumb|right|<center>Map of the United Kingdom<center></center>]] For genealogy purposes see:
  
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*[[Great Britain Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Great Britain Births and Baptisms (FSHR)]]
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*[[Great Britain Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Great Britain Marriages (FSHR)]]
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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)]]
  
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ Genuki UK and Ireland Genealogy]
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*[http://www.geograph.org.uk/ www.geograph.org.uk] - a project which aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of [[Great Britain]] and [[Ireland]]  
*[http://www.britishislesgenweb.org/ British Isles GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com] - The central database for UK burials and cremations
*[http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/research.htm http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/research.htm]
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Flag of the United Kingdom

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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For genealogy purposes see:

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