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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The Society of Genealogists and The National Archives (Kew, UK) are closed.
I have flagged other events below when I have been told of their cancellation.
Events not so marked have probably been cancelled – check before you head to any event.
April 4 SoG, LND Death Records - Bringing your Ancestors Back to Life
April 9 Sevenoaks, KEN Family History Day and AGM
This event has been cancelled
April 17-18 Alexandra Palace, LDN Family Tree Live 2020
This event has been cancelled
April 22 SoG, LND The Missing of the First World War
April 23 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Kentish Town
April 24 SoG, LND Visit: Jesuit Archives & Church of the Immaculate Conception
April 24 Kew, LDN Using Migration Records
April 24-26 Oxford, OXF Guild of One-Name Studies: Annual Conference and AGM
This event has been rescheduled for April 2021
April 25 SoG, LND A Look at Cloud Computing: One Researcher's View of Computing in the Cloud
April 25 Birmingham, WAR First Steps in researching your family history
April 25 SoG, LND Visit: Palmeira Mansions
April 25 SoG, LND Discover your Ancestor's Old Occupations
April 29 SoG, LND A Considerable Seaport: Useful and Exceedingly Necessary to our Great Britain – British New York 1664-1783
April 30 SoG, LND Stage 1 Evening Skills Course
May 1 SoG, LND Walk: Shadwell & Stepney
May 2 Sheffield, YKS Sheffield Family History Fair
This event has been cancelled
May 2 SoG, LND Railway Work, Life & Death
May 2 SoG, LND Searching for Ancestors when you're Adopted & the Psychology of Searching
May 7 Woking, SRY A Palaeography Primer: get started reading old handwriting
May 9 Newport, IOW Isle of Wight Family History Society One Day Conference and AGM
This event has been cancelled
May 10-14 St. Quentin, LEI 2020 Battlefield Tour - The Hindenburg Line
May 13 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Family Historian Software
May 13 SoG, LND Cutty Sark and Her Crews
May 13 SoG, LND Ship Shape & Bristol Fashion: Finding Ancestors in the Bristol Area
May 15 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Notting Hill
May 16 Ruishton, Taunton, SOM Guild of One-Name Studies On the Wrong Side of the Law Seminar
This event has been cancelled. Watch for a replacement webinar ...
May 16 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers: Inputting Data
May 16 SoG, LND Pursuing Surnames
May 16 Kew, LDN Civil registration in England and Wales
May 18 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and the Manor
May 20 SoG, LND Records of the Old Bailey
May 21 SoG, LND Turning on the Light: Social History at Home
May 21 SoG, LND My Ancestors Worked in Textile Mills
May 22 SoG, LND Visit: Old Police Cells Museum
May 23 Chesterfield, DBY Family and Local History Event & Heritage Fair
May 23 SoG, LND Tracing your Ancestors in British India
May 23 SoG, LND Reading & Understanding Italian Records for Family History
May 29 SoG, LND Walk: Georgian London
May 30 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers: Output of Data
May 30 SoG, LND Lost in London
June 4-25 Woking, SRY Keeping it in the Family: a Four Week Course Reading and Interpreting Legal Records of Inheritance for Genealogy
June 6 Canterbury, KEN Creating a Website for Your Family History
June 6 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2020
This event has been cancelled
June 19 Kew, LDN Caribbean connections
June 20 York, YKS The Family History Show York
June 26-27 NEC, WAR THE Genealogy Show
August 1 Ingatestone, ESS Guild of One-Name Studies Those Who Served Seminar
This event may be cancelled
August 29 Plymouth, DEV Mayflower International Genealogical Conference
September 10 Woking, SRY An Introduction to Family History workshop
September 11 Woking, SRY Crofts, Castles, Trades and Professions workshop
September 11-13 Canterbury, KEN AKEHURST GetTogether (includes AKHURST, ACKHURST, etc)
September 12 Stretford, GTM Family and Local History Fair in Stretford
September 17 Woking, SRY Schools and Workhouses family history workshop
September 18 Woking, SRY Fighting Talk: An Introduction to Military Records
September 19 Bridport, DOR Annual Open Day
September 24 Woking, SRY Mad, Bad and Sometimes Sad family history workshop
September 25 Woking, SRY Moving On: Immigration, Emigration & Transportation
September 26 Sunbury, SRY The Family History Show London
September 26 Manchester, LAN Conference - Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors
September 26 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 3 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 3 Doncaster, WRY Family & Local History Fair with Crafts Stalls
October 5 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
October 10 Birmingham, WAR Classes
October 24 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Fair
November 2 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing - How to Manage a Research Task
November 7 Woking, SRY Surrey Family History Fair
November 7 Huddersfield, YKS Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
2021 2021 2021
February 13 Amersham, BKM Guild of One-Name Studies: Ancestors in Print seminar
February 20 Bristol, SOM The Family History Show South West
April 23-25 Oxford, OXF Guild of One-Name Studies: Annual Conference and AGM
September 3-5 East Midlands Airport, ENG Elizabethan Ancestors
October 10 Solihull, WAR Guild of One-Name Studies: Widening Horizons seminar (with Loal Population Studies Society)
2022 2022 2022

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: