Welcome to GENEVA

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.
Event organisers should see: how to submit events to GENEVA.

The venue area codes are (mostly) the usual Chapman County Codes. The Rootsweb Helpdesk has a useful list with codes covering the rest of the world. Where it seems more helpful, London postcode prefixes and other variants may be used.
   –   Events prefixed with      have restricted access and are listed primarily for the benefit of other event organisers.

At the end of this page you'll find some other groups' event lists.

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March 21 SoG, LND Was your Ancestor a French Prisoner of War?
March 23-25 Wakefield, WRY National Treasures Conference
March 24 Poole, DOR Dorset Family History Society's 30th Anniversary Family History Day 2018
March 24 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach Day Course
March 24 SoG, LND Tracing your East London Family History
April 5 SoG, LND Stage 1 Evening Skills Course
April 7 Bury St Edmunds, SFK British India family history research
April 7 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - with Family History in mind
April 7 SoG, LND Wandering Ancestors & How to Find Them
April 12 SoG, LND The History of Friern Barnet Hospital (formerly Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum)
April 13-15 Bristol, AVN FFHS Every Ancestor Matters Weekend Conference
April 14 SoG, LND Tracing Rural Ancestors
April 16 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: Genealogy in the 21st Century
April 21 Birmingham, WAR First Steps in Family History (for Beginners)
April 21 Richmond, Scotch Corner, NRY Cleveland Family History Society Spring Family History Day
April 21 SoG, LND Tracing your Irish Ancestry - for Beginners & Refreshers
April 21 SoG, LND Tracing your Irish Ancestry Further
April 23 Canterbury, KEN Military Records: Army, RAF and Royal Navy
April 25 SoG, LND Understanding a Birth Certificate, How Difficult can it be?
April 28 SoG, LND Tracing your Royal & Merchant Navy Ancestors (before 1914)
April 28 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Recording Information and Client Report Writing
May 2 SoG, LND Family & Local History Sources in the Borough of Ealing
May 5-6 London, LND The Name Event (second day now confirmed)
May 5 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Miller
May 10 SoG, LND Walk: Bloomsbury Women of Substance
May 12 Sunderland, DUR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Trade and Industry' Seminar
May 12 Wilton, WIL Wiltshire FHS Family History Day
May 12 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
May 12 Newport, IOW Beyond the BMD One Day Conference and Annual General Meeting
May 16 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (SOGCAT)
May 17 SoG, LND Researching Spanish Genealogy for non-Spanish Speakers
May 19 Chesterfield, DBY 2018 Show Case Event: Family History, Local History, Heritage & Crafts
May 19 Preston, LAN LFHHS One Day Conference and AGM
May 19 SoG, LND Using The National Archives Website (Workshop)
May 23 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Quaker
May 24 SoG, LND A History of Soho through its Street Names
May 26 SoG, LND Whats in a Name? A Closer Look at Surnames & Forenames
June 2 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018
June 2 SoG, LND Palaeography for Beginners
June 6 SoG, LND Lord Mayors and Liveries of London
June 9 Sheffield, SYK Sheffield Family History Fair
June 9 SoG, LND Evernote for Family Historians - Beyond Fundamentals
June 9 SoG, LND Following the Money
June 13 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Want to be a Professional?
June 20 SoG, LND Checking it Once or Twice: Comparing Genealogy Programs
June 23 York, YKS The Yorkshire Family History Show
June 23 SoG, LND Getting Started: Family History for Beginners
June 23 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Northamptonshire
June 30 Swindon, WIL SWAG Family History Day
June 30 SoG, LND Further Palaeography
July 7 SoG, LND Parish Registers & Parish Chest Records for Family Historians
July 11 SoG, LND Tracing your Cotton & Wool Mill Ancestors
July 14 Ellesmere Port, CHS The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Over the Water' Seminar
July 18 SoG, LND Fit for Purpose? How to Make your Genealogy more Credible & Useful to Others
July 21 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors in Wales
July 21 SoG, LND Maps & Property Records for Family Historians
July 25 SoG, LND 17th Century Sources for Family Historians
July 27 SoG, LND Visit: RSA House & Archive (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce Archive)
July 28 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
July 28 SoG, LND Hidden Histories: Finding Unusual Record Collections in Libraries & Archives
July 28 SoG, LND Expanding your Family History & Finding Real People who Don’t Exist
August 1 SoG, LND Understanding and Using the 1939 Register
August 4 SoG, LND Scottish & Irish Immigration
August 8 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Hertfordshire
August 10 SoG, LND Visit: Military Cemetery at Brookwood Cemetery
August 11 SoG, LND Good Research Techniques
August 18 SoG, LND Family Tree Maker Software Essentials for Beginners & Refreshers
August 25 SoG, LND Family Historian Software Practical for Intermediate Users
August 31-2 Sep Hinckley, LEI Secret Lives: Hidden Voices of our Ancestors
September 1 SoG, LND Tracing Cambridgeshire Ancestors
September 1 SoG, LND Marriage Law for Genealogists & Illegitimacy (outside the law?) 1700-1987
September 5 SoG, LND Five Ways to Find Pauper Ancestors
September 6 SoG, LND Stage 2 Evening Skills Course
September 8 SoG, LND Old Photographs: History, Restoration and Caring for your Family History Collection
September 8 SoG, LND Dating Old Photographs & Victorian Fashion
September 12 SoG, LND Understanding Graveyard Symbolism
September 13 SoG, LND An Introduction to Kent Genealogy
September 15 London, LND FFHS Next Steps Seminar
September 15 SoG, LND A Look at Cloud Computing: One Researcher's View of Computing in the Cloud
September 15 SoG, LND The Poor and the Parish & The Workhouse and its Records
September 19 SoG, LND Oral History & Family History
September 22 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
September 22 Wimborne, SOM Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Open Day & AGM
September 26 SoG, LND Coroners Inquests
September 28-30 Oxford, OXF FIBIS 20th Anniversary Conference
September 29 London, LND FFHS Beyond the Census 3 Conference
September 29 SoG, LND Adoption - Research, Psychology and Ethics
September 29 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Leather Worker
October 6 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 6 Torquay, DEV Devon FHS Conference and AGM
October 6 Leicester, LEI The Guild of One-Name Studies "DNA" Seminar
October 13 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 13 Doncaster, SYK Doncaster Family & Local History Fair (with Craft Stalls)
October 20 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History (pre 1837 records)
October 27 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Family History Fair
November 3 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair
November 10 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
2019 2019 2019
February 16 Kew, LND The Guild of One-Name Studies “Medieval” Seminar
May 11 Amersham, BKM The Guild of One-Name Studies "Cradle to Grave" Seminar
June 29 Rochester, KEN Kent Family History Society Open Day
September 28 Bristol, BRI Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
October 5 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 12 Stoke-on-Trent, STS The Guild of One-Name Studies "Potteries area Industry" Seminar
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February 22 Winchester, HAM The Guild of One-Name Studies "Romany Gypsy Peripatetic" 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


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
Midland Ancestors
North West Kent FHS
Oxfordshire FHS
Peterborough & District FHS
London Group of Yorkshire FHSs
Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Family History Section


Gwent FHS


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 - 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.

Please note, however, that our policy is: