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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December 8 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 3 (must take parts 1 & 2)
2019 2019 2019
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January 9 SoG, LND Start Right: Starting your Family History at SoG
January 9 SoG, LND What's New at the Findmypast Website
January 11 SoG, LND Visit: Lewisham Local History & Archives Centre
January 12 SoG, LND The London Labyrinth: Family History Research in London
January 15 London, LND Introduction to family history sources in Asian and African Studies
January 15 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records
January 16 SoG, LND Guidelines and Standards - How to Avoid Mistakes in Genealogy
January 17 SoG, LND Stage 1 Evening Skills Course
January 19 SoG, LND The 18th Century History and Archives of East London
January 19 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Birmingham
January 23 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
January 25 SoG, LND Visit: Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House
January 26 SoG, LND Family History Software on the Mac
January 26 SoG, LND Genealogy as a Career - Exploring What it Takes to Become a Professional Genealogist
January 30 SoG, LND Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue
January 31 SoG, LND Top Ten GDPR Myths (General Data Protection Regulation)
February 2 Woking, SRY Family History Online workshop
February 2 SoG, LND Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: The North East & Cumbria for Family Historians
February 2 SoG, LND Getting the Best Use of Online Catalogues
February 5 SoG, LND Visit: Shropshire Archives
February 6 London, LND Introduction to family history sources in Asian and African Studies
February 6 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: additional family history sources in Asian and African Studies
February 6 SoG, LND Irish Family History Resources on the Internet
February 7 SoG, LND Visit: Bart's Hospital Museum & Archives
February 9 SoG, LND Drawing Charts & Trees by Hand as a Research Tool
February 9 SoG, LND Tracing Essex Ancestors
February 13 SoG, LND Washday Blues, Charwomen and Washerwomen
February 14 SoG, LND London and the Spanish Flu
February 15 SoG, LND Visit: Cinema Museum
February 15-16 Belfast, ANT Back To Our Past
February 16 Kew, TW9 4DU Guild of One-Name Studies Medieval and More Seminar
February 16 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in Canada
February 20 SoG, LND Free Genealogy Software
February 21 SoG, LND Catching up with the Familysearch Website
February 23 SoG, LND Getting the Best from the Ancestry Website
February 23 SoG, LND Living & Working in Early Modern Berkshire: Using Probate Inventories & Hearth Tax Records
February 27 SoG, LND Finding Fred: The Story of the City of London's Police Blitz Photographer
February 28 SoG, LND The Changing Face of the East End
March 4 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 9 Boston Spa, WRY Yorkshire Regional Meeting
March 9 Wigston, LEI History And Heritage Day 2019
March 12 London, LND Introduction to family history sources in Asian and African Studies
March 12 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: additional family history sources in Asian and African Studies
March 16 Gillingham, KEN     FFHS AGM and General Meeting
March 22 Woking, SRY Six Week Family History Course at Surrey History Centre
March 23 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
March 29-31 Leicester, LEI Guild of One-Name Studies Past, Present and Future 40th Anniversary Conference
April 2 Harrogate, NKS Family Tree Maker
April 11 Cobham, KEN North West Kent FHS Family History Day and AGM
April 13 Richmond, NRY Cleveland Family History Society Spring Family History Day
April 26-27 Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY Family Tree Live
April 27 Woking, SRY Family History Online workshop
May 11 Amersham, BKM Guild of One-Name Studies From Cradle to Grave Seminar
May 18 York, YKS FFHS Conference Every Ancestors Matters II
May 18 Chesterfield, DBY Family History, Local History and Heritage Society's 'show case event' plus Crafts [Fair]
June 1 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2019
June 7-8 NEC Birmingham, WMD The Genealogy Show 2019
June 17 Canterbury, KEN Army and RAF
June 22 York, YKS The Family History Show, York
June 29 Rochester, KEN Cancelled due to poor take-up - Kent Family History Society Open Day
July 1 Canterbury, KEN Royal Navy and Royal Marines
July 6 Bristol, BRI The Family History Show, South West
July 27 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
August 3 Selby, NRY Guild of One-Name Studies Maritime aspects of Yorkshire Seminar
August 24 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
NB this event is on Sat 24, not Sun 25 as initially listed
September 27-28 Oxford, OXF AGRA Conference: Bloomin' Ancestors - Giving Your Family History Personality
September 28 Bristol, BRI Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
October 5 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 12 Whitmore, Newcastle-u-Lyme, STS Guild of One-Name Studies Potteries Seminar
October 12 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster & DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019
October 12 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan FHS Family History Fair
October 24-26 London, MDX Rootstech London 2019
November 2 Woking, SRY The Surrey Family History Fair
November 16 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
2020 2020 2020
February 22 Littleton, Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies Of No Fixed Abode (Romany and Traveller) Seminar
May 16 Ruishton, Taunton, SOM Guild of One-Name Studies On the Wrong Side of the Law 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
Folkestone & District FHS
Hampshire GS
Hertfordshire FHS
Huntingdonshire FHS
Isle of Wight FHS
Kent FHS
Lancashire FH&HS - Pendle & Burnley Branch
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: