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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 spans the whole of the island of '''Great Britain''' and the north-east part of the island of '''Ireland''' (although the whole of [[Ireland Genealogy|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.  
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The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: '''England''', '''Northern Ireland''', '''Scotland''' and '''Wales'''.  
  
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 currently 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]].  
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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 currently have its own national administration.
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The United Kingdom is a member of the '''European Union''' and the '''United Nations'''. The individual countries have no representation in these organisations.
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The '''[[Isle of Man Genealogy|Isle of Man]]''' and the '''Channel Islands''', of '''[[Guernsey]]''' and '''[[Jersey]]''', are not part of the United Kingdom, but are [[British Crown Dependencies]].  
  
 
== Genealogy  ==
 
== Genealogy  ==
  
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For genealogy purposes, see the individual countries:  
 
 
For genealogy purposes see:  
 
  
*[[England]]  
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*[[England Genealogy|England]]  
*[[Scotland]]  
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*[[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]]  
*[[Wales]]  
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*[[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]  
*[[Northern Ireland]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]
  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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*[[United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|UK Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FSHR)]]
 
*[[United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|UK Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FSHR)]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk UKBMD.org.uk] - an extensive gateway to numerous online databases for countries and counties throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain (many cost-free)  
 
*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk UKBMD.org.uk] - an extensive gateway to numerous online databases for countries and counties throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain (many cost-free)  
*[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.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 Genealogy|Ireland]]  
 
*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com] - The central database for UK burials and cremations
 
*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com] - The central database for UK burials and cremations
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/index.php GENUKI] UK and Ireland Genealogy
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*[http://www.landregistryservices.com/index.asp Land Registry Services]
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*[http://www.ukcensusonline.com/census/1841.php UK Census online] free<br>
  
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Latest revision as of 21:20, 15 May 2017

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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 spans the whole of the island of Great Britain and the north-east part of the island of Ireland (although the whole 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.

Country Population (2011)
England 53.0 million
Scotland 5.3 million
Wales 3.1 million
Northern Ireland 1.3 million

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 currently have its own national administration.

The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and the United Nations. The individual countries have no representation in these organisations.

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

Genealogy

For genealogy purposes, see the individual countries:

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Websites

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