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An online calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities

This calendar is being run jointly on behalf of GENUKI and the Federation of Family History Societies.
Please note that this calendar depends on your Family History Society submitting its events as well as you reading it. If your society's events are not listed, please complain to them rather than to me. If the calendar does not link to any further details, please don't ask me for further information - because I don't have any.
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January 21 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Ancestry Website
January 21 SoG, LND Using Parish Registers and Parish Chest Records
January 25 SoG, LND Family History Sources at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
January 26 SoG, LND Catching up with the Familysearch Website
January 28 London, LND FFHS Marketing Seminar
January 28 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
January 28 SoG, LND Making Contact: Surnames and Pedigrees
January 28 SoG, LND My Ancestor was Scottish
 
February 1 SoG, LND Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue
February 2 SoG, LND Making Sense of the Census
February 4 SoG, LND How to Get the Best from Family Pictures
February 8 SoG, LND Dates and Calendars for Family Historians
February 8 SoG, LND Visit: The Poppy Factory (Richmond, London)
February 9 SoG, LND London Administrative Boundaries for Family Historians
February 11 Bearley Stratford, WAR Guild of One-Name Studies: The Name of the Game
February 11 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Presentation Skills for Family Historians
February 11 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Writing for Genealogy & History
February 15 SoG, LND London Street Names and Numbering
February 18 SoG, LND The 19th Century Cemeteries of London & Graveyard Symbolism Revealed
February 22 SoG, LND Newspapers for Family Historians
February 22 SoG, LND Tracing your Ancestors through Death Records
February 25 SoG, LND Coffers, Cauldrons, Comfrey and Coifs: The Lives of our Seventeenth Century Ancestors
February 27 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing
 
March 1 SoG, LND Fraud, Forgery, Feuding: The Coming of Civil Registration
March 1 SoG, LND Visit: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Archive
March 4 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 4 SoG, LND Census Substitutes
March 8 SoG, LND Visit: Thames River Police Museum
March 9 SoG, LND A Brief History of St Luke (Old Street) Parish
March 10 Woking, SRY Family History Course – Research Made Easy!
March 11 SoG, LND Family History Software on the Mac
March 12 Leicester, LEI Annual General Meeting & Free Open Day
March 15 SoG, LND London's Lea Valley (Britain's Best Kept Secret)
March 16 SoG, LND Visit: Hackney Archives
March 16 SoG, LND Lies, Damned Lies and Family History
March 18 Wakefield, YKS Guild of One Name Studies - Yorkshire Regional Seminar
March 22 SoG, LND How to Die Like a Victorian
March 24-26 Canterbury, KEN Advanced to Exam Preparation
March 25 SoG, LND Tracing your House History - For Family Historians
March 25 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking
March 29 SoG, LND Tracing your Ancestors through Local History Records
 
April 1 SoG, LND Tracing French Genealogy
April 6-8 NEC Birmingham, WAR Who Do You Think You Are? Live
April 19 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
April 20 SoG, LND Electronic Family History
April 20 SoG, LND Stage 1 Evening Skills Course
April 22 SoG, LND Palaeography for Beginners
April 26 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Library Catalogue (SOGCAT)
April 28 SoG, LND Walk: Charles Booth Poverty Maps - Whitechapel
April 29 SoG, LND Tracing your Yorkshire Ancestors
April 29 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
April 29 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Finding Births, Marriages and Deaths & the Census
 
May 6 SoG, LND Immigration to North America 1820-1930
May 6 SoG, LND The Sugar Barons: Early Settlers in the West Indies and America
May 6 Birmingham, WAR First Steps in Family History (for Beginners)
May 10 SoG, LND Introducing The Next Generation (TNG) Genealogy Program
May 11 SoG, LND Walk: Industrial Dagenham
May 13 Aberystwyth, CGN Family and Local History Fair
May 13 SoG, LND Tracing Family who were in the Salvation Army
May 13 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Parish Registers
May 14 Somme, FRA Somme Coach Trip 2017 - Can Pick Up Yorks, Notts,Lincs,Leics and M1/M25 corridor
May 17 SoG, LND History of Winchmore Hill
May 18 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Monken Hadley
May 20 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
May 24 SoG, LND Film & Sound Archives for Family Historians
May 25 SoG, LND Visit: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum
May 25 SoG, LND Walk: St George-in-the-East and Wapping
May 27 SoG, LND Problems, Pitfalls & Fraud in Genealogy Research
May 27 SoG, LND Barking up the Wrong Family Tree: A Cautionary Tale with Examples (inc. a London Family 1640-1840)
 
June 3 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair
June 3 Chesterfield, DBY Family History, Local History, Heritage and Craft Fair
June 3 SoG, LND Family Tree Maker Software for Beginners & Refreshers
June 5 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: Irish Ancestors & Irish Lives
June 10 Swindon, WIL Wiltshire FHS Family History Day
June 10 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Hampshire
June 10 SoG, LND Using Maps: Tithe, Enclosure, Ordinance Survey & Estate
June 14 SoG, LND Southwark in Archives
June 15 SoG, LND Walk: Marylebone, Music, Misery & Medicine
June 16 SoG, LND Visit: Abney Park Cemetery
June 21 SoG, LND Was your Ancestor a French Prisoner of War?
June 22 SoG, LND Walk: Historic London Fields
June 24 York, YKS Yorkshire Family History Fair
June 24 St Ives, HUN East Anglian Group Family History Fair
June 24 SoG, LND Family Tree Maker Software - Beyond the Basics
June 28 SoG, LND Radical, Labour & Freethought Archives
June 29 SoG, LND Walk: Rivers, Reformers, & Radicals
 
July 1 SoG, LND Family Historian Software Practical Course for Intermediate Users
July 5 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in New Zealand: Discovering Ancestral Footprints
July 7 SoG, LND Visit: Frederick Parker Collection (The Furniture Makers Company)
July 8 SoG, LND Self-Publishing for Family Historians
July 12 SoG, LND Insanity & Family History
July 14 SoG, LND Visit: Ladywell & Brockley Cemeteries
July 15 Chartham, Canterbury, KEN Guild of One-Name Studies: Catalogues, Collections And Archives Seminar
July 15 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and The Manor
July 15 SoG, LND Using Evernote for Family History (Beginners)
July 15 SoG, LND Tracing your Italian Ancestry
July 20 SoG, LND Walk: Call the Midwife
July 21 SoG, LND Visit: Brookwood Cemetery
July 22 SoG, LND The Myth of the Brickwall & Bulletproofing your Research
July 22 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: The Road to AGRA & Running a Genealogical Practice
July 26 SoG, LND Tying Down your Immigrant Ancestor
July 27 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Mill Hill
July 29 SoG, LND The Workhouse
July 29 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors in Wales
July 29 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
 
August 2 SoG, LND What did your Ancestors do?
August 3 SoG, LND Walk: Potter with Pepys
August 5 SoG, LND From Raj to Independence: Researching British Families in India
August 10 SoG, LND Walk: The Alleyways of the City of London
August 12 SoG, LND Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries- British Population Listings
August 16 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in Lincolnshire
August 19 SoG, LND Latin for Beginners
August 23 SoG, LND Historic Greenwich
August 25 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Greenwich
August 26 SoG, LND In the Name of God, Amen: Wills Workshop
 
September 2 SoG, LND Making & Breaking a Marriage
September 2 SoG, LND Medieval & Early Family History
September 5 SoG, LND Visit: Cutlers Hall
September 6 SoG, LND London’s Villages: Piccadilly & St James’s
September 7 SoG, LND Walk: St Pancras Old & New
September 7 SoG, LND Stage 2 Evening Skills Course
September 9 Bristol, AVN Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
September 9 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Suffolk
September 9 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Norfolk
September 13 SoG, LND Copyright for Family History
September 16 Carmarthen, CMN Dyfed Family History Society Family History Fair
September 16 SoG, LND Understanding Civil Registration – A  Registrar’s View
September 16 SoG, LND Victorian Hospitals & Medical Ancestors
September 20 SoG, LND Forbidden Love: Love vs Law
September 21 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Upper Clapton
October 21 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History (pre 1837 records)
September 24 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
September 27 SoG, LND History of Barnet
September 29-1 Oct Canterbury, KEN Essential Sources for Family Historians
September 30 Ipswich, SFK Family History Fair
September 30 SoG, LND Getting the Best from The National Archives and its Website
September 30 SoG, LND Tracing your Ancestors in Leicestershire
 
October 4 SoG, LND Getting the Most from SoGData Online
October 7 Canterbury, KEN Family History - Beyond The Internet
October 7 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 7 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
October 7 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Family History Fair
October 7 London, LND Seminar: Records of Catholics 1687-1837, launch of new database
October 7 SoG, LND Your Sporting Ancestors
October 8 Basingstoke, HAM Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day
October 11 SoG, LND Visit: Bishopsgate Institute Library
October 14 Doncaster, SYK Doncaster Family & Local History Fair (with Craft Stalls)
October 14 SoG, LND Using Mind Mapping for Genealogical Problem Solving
October 14 SoG, LND Drawing up a Family Tree
October 18 SoG, LND Traces of Pimlico's Past
October 21 Canterbury, KEN Family History - Beyond The Internet
October 21 SoG, LND Debts, Debtors, Bankrupts & Bigamists
October 25 SoG, LND Understanding Rural Migration in Late Nineteenth-Century England: Taking Parish Research to a New Level
October 28 SoG, LND 500 Years of Reformation: Tracing Nonconformist Ancestors
 
November 1 SoG, LND Tracing your Polish Ancestors
November 4 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair
November 4 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 1
November 6 SoG, LND Visit: Fishmongers Hall
November 8 SoG, LND Essex in London
November 11 Teignmouth, DEV Guild of One-Name Studies: West Country Migration Seminar
November 11 Canterbury, KEN Family History Research 1800s - 1940s
November 15 SoG, LND Counting the People: Census Returns Online
November 17 SoG, LND Visit & Talk: Wiener Library
November 25 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 2
November 28 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NBL Advice & Information Day at Grainger Market, 10.30am - 4.30pm
November 29 SoG, LND Googling for Family History & Photos
 
December 2 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
December 9 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 3
 
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February 24 Abberley, WOR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Accidents will Happen' Seminar
May 12 Sunderland, DUR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Trade and Industry' Seminar
July 14 Ellesmere Port, CHS The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Over the Water' Seminar
       

Some other groups’ event lists:

Guild of One-Name Studies
Society of Genealogists
The National Archives
The Heraldry Society
Dick Eastman's EOGN Calendar of Events

England

The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry
Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society
Devon FHS
Doncaster and District FHS
Dorset FHS
Essex Society for Family History
Fenland FHS
Hampshire GS
Hertfordshire FHS
Huntingdonshire FHS
Isle of Wight FHS
Kent FHS
Folkestone & District FHS
North West Kent FHS
Oxfordshire FHS
Peterborough & District FHS
London Group of Yorkshire FHSs
Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Family History Section

Wales

Gwent FHS

Ireland

North of Ireland Family History Society

Outside the UK & Ireland

Alberta GS
British Columbia (Canada) Genealogical Society
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (Canada)
British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.
Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS)

Submitting a GENEVA entry

Items for inclusion in the calendar should be submitted by filling in this web form. If there is need, I (Malcolm Austen) can be contacted by email - geneva@weald.org.uk. The calendar may show an unashamed bias towards events taking place in the UK & Ireland, but don't let that stop you sending me items for inclusion - just as long as they pertain to UK & Irish ancestry.

Event organisers are encouraged to check this calendar when picking a date to avoid clashes with other events in the same area. They are also encouraged to submit an entry for this calendar as soon as a date has been booked so that other organisers know about it and can try to avoid it.

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