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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 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'''.<br>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 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.  
 
The '''[[Isle of Man]]''' and the '''Channel Islands''', of '''[[Guernsey]]''' and '''[[Jersey]]''', are not part of the United Kingdom.  
 
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=== 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]]
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* [http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com] - The central database for UK burials and cremations
  
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Revision as of 17:12, 23 August 2011

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.

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For genealogy purposes see:

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

Online collection containing records for the UK are located in Familysearch.org.

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

See also