Friday, 30 October 2015

Has the Genhound site ceased to operate?

A site that I used to plug occasionally seems to no longer be up and running. The Genhound platform at not only provided access to various useful datasets (including indexes to early sasine registers in Scotland), but also various background articles in its Geneapedia.

The site is currently down, but although the databases cannot be accessed in a cached version of the site from earlier this year, the Geneapedia articles can still be read at They include the following topics:
  • The British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom
  • Counties in the UK
  • Counties of the British Isles - an alphabetical list
  • History of London growth and administration for genealogists
  • Scottish land and property records for family historians
  • Scottish deeds and sasines
  • Glossary of terms used in Scottish deeds and sasines
  • The British Education System

Here's hoping that the site will re-emerge again in due course.


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  1. Well at least the index came up for me, even if clicking the link led to a statement to the effect that that the Wayback machine has not yet stored this page.
    Chris Schuetz

  2. Hi Chris. Looking at the Watback Machine for July 2015, there's more info on the site's fate - I guess no buyer was found:

    Note: Genhound regrets to inform visitors that no new information is currently being added to the Genhound website. As the company owner has moved overseas, it has not been possible to keep the site active. However, the existing information is still available for purchase, and support for customer queries will continue. If you do wish to purchase information, Genhound advises you to purchase the minimum number of credits necessary. Genhound is planning to find a new operator to continue to update the site, or for the database to be transferred to another existing operator. In such a case, it will be ensured that existing credits are honoured or refunded. Please contact Genhound on if you have any queries.