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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November 26 Canterbury, KEN Wills and How To Read Them - Day Course
November 26 SoG, LND Writing Family History -Part 2
November 30 SoG, LND 20th Century Perspectives
December 3 SoG, LND Writing Family History -Part 3
December 3 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
December 10 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
December 15 London, LND Introduction to family history sources in Asian & African Studies
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January 14 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Date changed to 28th: Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
January 28 London, LND FFHS Marketing Seminar
January 28 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
February 11 Bearley Stratford, WAR Guild of One-Name Studies: The Name of the Game
February 27 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing
March 4 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 10 Woking, SRY Family History Course – Research Made Easy!
March 24-26 Canterbury, KEN Advanced to Exam Preparation
April 6-8 NEC Birmingham, WAR Who Do You Think You Are? Live
April 29 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
May 13 Aberystwyth, CGN Family and Local History Fair
May 14 Somme, FRA Somme Coach Trip 2017 - Can Pick Up Yorks, Notts,Lincs,Leics and M1/M25 corridor
June 3 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair
June 3 Chesterfield, DBY Family History, Local History, Heritage and Craft Fair
June 24 York, YKS Yorkshire Family History Fair
June 24 St Ives, HUN East Anglian Group Family History Fair
July 15 Chartham, Canterbury, KEN Guild of One-Name Studies: Catalogues, Collections And Archives Seminar
July 15 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and The Manor
September 9 Bristol, AVN Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
September 16 Carmarthen, CMN Dyfed Family History Society Family History Fair
September 24 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
September 29-1 Oct Canterbury, KEN Essential Sources for Family Historians
September 30 Ipswich, SFK Family History Fair
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 8 Basingstoke, HAM Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day
October 21 Canterbury, KEN Family History - Beyond The Internet
November 4 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair
November 11 Teignmouth, DEV Guild of One-Name Studies: West Country Migration Seminar
November 11 Canterbury, KEN Family History Research 1800s - 1940s
November 28 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NBL Advice & Information Day at Grainger Market, 10.30am - 4.30pm

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


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.

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: