Downtime on Wed 22 May 2019

May 16th, 2019

GENUKI will be unavailable for an hour or two on Wed 22 May 1029 so the the core of the Drupal system can be updated.

Server is running again

April 24th, 2018

The update completed about 1100 BST (1000 GMT) and all seems to be well …

Downtime for a server update

April 24th, 2018

A major server software update is now called for. The update will start at 10am British Summer Time (0900 GMT) today, Tuesday 24th April 2018.

The server may be down for two hours but the likelihood is that it will be back significantly before (local) noon.


April 24th, 2018

Is it really 4 years since we had any major down-time. That’s some testament to the efforts put in by those who bore (and continue to bear!) the brunt of the Drupal conversion work.

Banffshire has gone offline

August 16th, 2014

That’s all there is to say really, the server ( was not responding yesterday evening and still isn’t this morning.

GENUKI has moved!

July 7th, 2014

The Genuki service has moved servers, but still has the address We hope that the move is transparent to users, but if you do spot a problem please contact us via the link at the bottom of the page that has the problem. With tens of thousands of pages, a gazetteer and database of churches it has been a complex site to move.

After nearly 20 years hosted by MIMAS at Manchester University we are now hosted by, and we are grateful to Mythic-Beasts, the Federation of Family History Societies ( and Oxfordshire FHS ( for contributions which have facilitated our new hosting solution.

About Genuki: GENUKI ( provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.