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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April 13 Wakefield, WYK Family Historian - Tutorial Day
April 13 Wakefield, WYK Family Tree Maker - Tutorial Day
April 16-18 NEC, WMD Who Do You Think You Are? Live
April 17-19 Broughton, LIN Guild of One-Name Studies: 2015 Conference and AGM - date changed to 27-29 March
April 18 Woking, SRY Military Ancestry Roadshow
April 18 Weston-super-Mare, SOM South West Area Group Family History Fair - date changed to May 16 to avoid a conflict with WDYTYA?
April 18 Canterbury, KEN How to Trace Your Family History - date changed to May 9
April 22 SoG, LND Norwegian Genealogy
April 22 SoG, LND Remembrance Image Project
April 25 Birmingham, WAR First Steps in Family History
April 25 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Family History Fair & Lecture Day
April 25 SoG, LND Tracing Merchant Navy Ancestors
April 25 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Parish Registers
April 25 Stirling, STI 26th Annual Conference & Family History Fair "There was a soldier..."
April 25-26 Preston, LAN Lancashire Archives 75th Anniversary Celebrations with 1940s era Themed Events Saturday and Family History Fair on Sunday
April 29 SoG, LND Using SoG Data Online
April 29 SoG, LND Hackney History in Context: An Overview
April 30 SoG, LND Stage 2 Evening Skills Course
April 30 Bradford, WYK Going Further - WW1 Soldiers
May 2 St Ives, HUN The BIG Family History Fair - Note new date
May 2 SoG, LND Getting the Best from the Ancestry Website
May 2 SoG, LND Old Photographs: History, Restoration and Caring for your Collection
May 6 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Pitfalls for Professionals
May 9 Canterbury, KEN How to Trace Your Family History - Day Course
May 9 SoG, LND Railway Staff Records - including Railway Police
May 9 SoG, LND Poor Law, Taxation and Education in Scotland
May 9 Carlisle, CUL Afternoon Conference and AGM
May 9 Atherstone, WAR Bates Day - for North Warwickshire and adjacent areas BATES researchers
May 9 Cowes, IOW Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sail Maker ... IWFHS One Day Conference
May 13 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society Catalogue (SOGCAT)
May 13 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
May 16 Preston, LAN One Name Studies: Hatches, Matches and Despatches
May 16 Canterbury, KEN Family History Beyond the Internet - Day Course
May 16 Weston-super-Mare, SOM South West Area Group Family History Fair - Note new date
May 16 Aberystwyth, CGN Family and Local History Fair at the National Library of Wales
May 16 SoG, LND Making More of Census Returns
May 20 SoG, LND Electoral Rolls
May 23 West Wickham, KEN WW1 Drop-in Session
May 23 SoG, LND Drawing Charts & Trees by Hand as a Research Tool (workshop)
May 23 SoG, LND In the Name of God, Amen: Wills Workshop
May 23 London, LND FIBIS Spring Open Meeting
May 23 Pudsey, Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - conserving family memorabilia
May 27 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in Canada
May 27 London, LND Workshop on military ancestors in India
May 28 Morley, WYK Family History Workshop - Moving On
May 30 Gloucester, GLS Cancelled: GFHS Family History Fair
May 30 SoG, LND Trenches, Cemeteries, Memorials & Letters Home
May 30 SoG, LND Tracing your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors
June 5 SoG, LND Walk: Cemeteries & Burial Grounds in Westminster
June 6 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire Family History Society Fair 2015
June 6 SoG, LND Tracing your Ancestors in Cambridgeshire
June 6 SoG, LND Keeping your Blog Secure
June 7-12 Toronto, ON, CAN Genealogy Summer Camp
June 10 SoG, LND My Ancestor was an Army Tradesman
June 13 Walton, SRY We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshops
June 13 SoG, LND Georgian Era Family History
June 13 Oxford, OXF Creative Writing and History Workshop
June 17 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Richmond upon Thames
June 20 Trowbridge, WIL Wiltshire Family History Society’s Open Day
June 20 Wakefield, WYK Advanced Family Historian with Jane Taubman
June 24 SoG, LND Death & Taxes: Understanding the Death Duty Registers
June 27 York, NYKS Yorkshire Family History Fair
June 27 SoG, LND Family Tree Maker Software Essentials for Beginners & Improvers
June 28-5 July Cork, COR Ancestral Connections Irish Genealogy Summer School
June 29-3 July Glasgow, LKS Summer Institute of Genealogical Studies
July 4 SoG, LND Tracing Irish Ancestry
July 11 SoG, LND Getting the Best from the Findmypast Website
July 11 London, LND    FFHS Executive Committee Roles and Succession Planning Seminar
July 18 SoG, LND Tracing your Huguenot Ancestors
July 18 SoG, LND Military History on the Internet
July 25 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
July 25 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from London
July 27 Wakefield, WYK Family Historian - Tutorial Day
July 27 Wakefield, WYK Family Tree Maker - Tutorial Day
August 1 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors from Europe: Beyond the Danube
August 1 SoG, LND Shell Shock in Britain & Army Deserters during the First World War
August 1 Chesterfield, DBY Family History & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2015
August 8 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
August 12 SoG, LND London's Sailortown in the 18th century: Social History of Shadwell and Ratcliff
August 15 Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies: Hampshire Seminar
August 15 SoG, LND Self-Publishing for Family Historians
August 15 SoG, LND My Ancestor came from Devon: Those That Stayed & Those That Went
August 15 Chesterfield, DBY CADFHS 2015 Family and Local history Fair including Craft Stalls.
August 21 SoG, LND Walk: Cemeteries & Burial Grounds in the Shadow of St Paul's
August 22 SoG, LND Newspapers for Family History - inc. The London, Belfast and Edinburgh Gazette
August 22 SoG, LND My Ancestor was an Apprentice
August 29 SoG, LND Latin for Beginners
August 29-31 Windsor, BRK Cancelled - The 2015 Genealogy Conference
September 3 SoG, LND Stage 3 Evening Skills Course
September 5 Guiseley, WYK Family Historian User Meeting
September 5 SoG, LND Sources for Seamen's Lives: Emigrants, Seamen & Seawomen (Liverpool Area emphasis)
September 5 SoG, LND Kent Family History - Including Emigration from Kent in the 19th Century
September 5 Canterbury, KEN Military Records
September 7 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: Genealogy in the 21st Century
September 12 York, NYK 40th Anniversary Family & Local History Fair
September 12 SoG, LND Open Day with Free Lectures, Library Tours & Advice
September 19 Blackburn, LAN Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society Family History Fair (link to follow)
September 19 Cresswell, DBY The BUNTING Society Annual Gathering
September 19 Coalbrookdale, SAL    FFHS Membership Recruitment and Retention Seminar
September 19 Coalbrookdale, SAL    FFHS General Meeting
September 19 York, YKS Work Rest and Play : The Extended Railway Family
September 19 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Scotland
September 19 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Births, Marriages and Deaths & Census Records
September 19 Carmarthen, CMN Dyfed FHS Family History & Genealogy Fair
September 21-25 Salt Lake City, UT, USA British Institute
September 23 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Shetland
September 26 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster Family & Local History Fair plus Craft Stalls
September 30 SoG, LND Using SoG Data Online
September 30 SoG, LND How to Find Ancestors & Living Relatives using MyHeritage Trees & Databases
October 3 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 3 SoG, LND Social Networking for Family History
October 3 Canterbury, KEN The Parish & The Manor Day School
October 7 SoG, LND Convict Transportation
October 10 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History
October 10 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 10 SoG, LND Tracing Female Ancestors - Including First World War Women
October 10 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Parish Registers
October 11 Basingstoke, HAM HGS Hampshire Family History Open Day 2015
October 14 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society Catalogue (SOGCAT)
October 14 SoG, LND Volunteering at the Society of Genealogists
October 17 SoG, LND Using Evernote for Family History
October 21 SoG, LND Insurance Policies and their Linkage to the Records of 18th Century London
October 24 Taunton, SOM Guild of One-Name Studies - West Country Seminar
October 24 SoG, LND Family Historian Software (Practical) for Intermediate-Advanced users
October 28 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Civil Servant
October 31 Woking, SRY West Surrey Family History Society Open Day
October 31 SoG, LND My Ancestors Came from the Channel Islands
October 31 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: The Road to AGRA & Running a Genealogical Practice
November 7 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 1
November 14 SoG, LND DNA for Beginners
November 14 Huddersfield, WRY Huddersfield Family and Local History Fair
November 25 SoG, LND My Ancestor was Catholic
November 28 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 2
November 28 Canterbury, KEN Wills & How To Read Them Day School
December 5 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 3
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February 13 Alwalton, CAM Guild of One-Name Studies - Seven Pillars of Wisdom Seminar
February 20 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry Day School
March 5 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach Day Seminar
May 21 Steyning, SXW Sussex FHG Family & Local History Fair
August 10-13 Glasgow, LKS 32nd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

Some other groups’ event lists:

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


The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry
Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society
Devon 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


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.

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