Find places

The GENUKI Gazetteer covers the whole of England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. You can use the gazetteer to find the location of places, view online maps, and discover which Genuki pages may contain information about that place and the genealogical resources which are available for it.

Enter the name of the place you wish to find in the Place name box, then click the Search button. The results can be displayed in a choice of formats and if too many matches are found you can refine your selection.

The place names in the gazetteer are generally for larger places. We have an additional set based upon names on Ordnance Survey maps dated around 1900 which can be accessed via the 'Place search' tab near the top of many of our pages. This can help in searching for farms and hamlets.

Show results as

  1. Plot places on a map - A Google map is displayed with all the places matching your search criteria marked upon it. A list of the matches, ordered by county, appears on the right. You can click these to get to the Genuki page covering that area.
  2. Tabular list ordered by county - The tabular list provides links to:
    • The appropriate Genuki county page.
    • A page of information generated dynamically from gazetteer based information, showing its physical location on a map with links to various other online maps etc.
    • The Genuki page containing information we have about that place and useful genealogical resources for it.

Refine your selection


By default a search is made throught the UK and Ireland. Select an entry from the county list to restrict your search to places within that county.

Search type

By default matches are made between the place name you entered and distinct words in the gazetteer entries. So if you enter Harwood it would match Little Harwood and Great Harwood as well as just Harwood. You can select different search types against the place name field to be more or less selective in trying to find the place you are searching for.