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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May 14 SoG, LND Using Mind Mapping for Genealogical Problem Solving
May 14 SoG, LND In the Family Way: Illegitimacy from Early Records to the Great War and the Sixties 
May 14 Aberystwyth, CGN Family and Local History Fair
May 14 London, LND FIBIS Spring Open Meeting, including talks on researching ancestors with, and without, Findmypast
May 17 London, LND Using India Office Records for family history sources - training session
May 18 SoG, LND The First Blitz (World War I)
May 19 Ripon, NYK Ripon Library Local and Family History Fair
May 21 Steyning, SXW Sussex FHG Family & Local History Fair
May 21 Sheffield, SYK Sheffield & District Family History Fair
May 21 Canterbury, KEN Family History: Beyond The Internet
May 21 SoG, LND Open Day - with Free Lectures, Library Tours & Advice
May 22 Newton Abbot, DEV Family & Local History Fair
May 25 SoG, LND Nursing through Shot and Shell: Medical Women at the Front
May 25 SoG, LND SoG Special Collections: What has Been Done Before
May 28 SoG, LND Upstairs, Downstairs: My Ancestor was in Domestic Service
May 28 SoG, LND Divorced, Bigamist, Bereaved - Marriage Law for Genealogists
June 1 SoG, LND The Old Kent Road
June 1 London, LND DNA Evening Event with Guild Members Debbie Kennett & Israel Pickholtz
June 3-5 Toronto, ON, CAN OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy on the Cutting Edge
June 4 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2016
June 4 SoG, LND Family History on the Mac
June 4 SoG, LND Tracing your European Ancestors
June 6 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: London Ancestors & London Lives
June 11 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK DNA Lecture Day
June 11 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Annual Family History Fair
June 11 Waltham St Lawrence, BRK RTFHS Society Day and AGM
June 11 SoG, LND Fleshing out your Family Tree
June 13 London, LND Researching Ancestors who Served in The Armies of British India Workshop
June 15 SoG, LND Rootsmagic Masterclass: Publishing - Turning your Family History into a Book
June 16 London, LND Using India Office Records for family history sources - training session
June 18 Swindon, WIL Wiltshire FHS Open Day
June 18 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, TWR The Making of the North East - Family Life & Work in the Early 19th Century
June 18 Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
June 22 SoG, LND Guidelines and Standards- How to avoid mistakes in Genealogy
June 24 SoG, LND Visit: Nunhead Cemetery
June 25 SoG, LND Family Historian Software - Practical for Intermediate-Advanced Users
June 25 SoG, LND Manorial Records & Title Deeds
June 25 Northampton, NTH Northamptonshire FHS 40th Anniversary Conference
June 26 - 2 July Cork City, COR, IRL Ancestral Connections: Roots to the Rising 2016 - Irish genealogy school
June 27 - 1 July Glasgow, LKS Summer Institute of Genealogical Studies: DNA, British military and Irish research
June 29 SoG, LND Hell Upon Water: The Infamous Prison Ships of England 1793-1815
July 2 York, NRY Yorkshire Family History Fair
July 2 SoG, LND Miners in your Family? Discover More about their Lives
July 7 SoG, LND Breaking Down Brickwalls Workshop: What’s Been Done Before?
July 9 Oadby, LEI Guild of One-Name Studies Creating and developing your own Website Seminar
July 9 SoG, LND Using Handheld Technologies for the Family Historian
July 13 SoG, LND Researching Brewery & Publican Ancestors
July 14 SoG, LND Breaking Down Brickwalls Workshop: How to Get the Best from Commercial Websites
July 16 SoG, LND Lost in London: Solving your London Family History Problems
July 16 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Cornwall
July 20 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society Catalogue (SOGCAT)
July 20 SoG, LND In Search of Our Ancient Ancestors (using records, surname origins and Deep Ancestry DNA testing)
July 21 SoG, LND Breaking Down Brickwalls Workshop: Advanced Probate Searching
July 23 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
July 23 SoG, LND Tracing Irish Ancestors - for Intermediate-Advanced Researchers
July 23 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Stoke Newington
July 25 Wakefeld, WYK Family Historian Tutorial Day
July 26 Wakefeld, WYK Family Historian Users Get Together
July 27 SoG, LND Using the Scotlands People Website
July 29 SoG, LND Walk: Echoes of the Crimean War in London
July 30 SoG, LND Your Buckinghamshire Ancestors
July 30 SoG, LND What Cannot be Done Online
July 30 Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
August 3 SoG, LND Marshalsea Prison
August 4 SoG, LND Breaking Down Brickwalls Workshop: Quick Reference
August 5 SoG, LND Walk: Cemeteries & Burial Grounds in the Financial District of London
August 6 SoG, LND Fishing & Fishermen - for Family Historians
August 6 SoG, LND Using Legacy Family Tree Genealogy Software
August 10 SoG, LND Using Masonic Records for Family and Local History
August 10-13 Glasgow, LKS 32nd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences
August 13 Ullenwood, Cheltenham, GLS Guild of One-Name Studies: DNA Seminar
August 13 SoG, LND Palaeography for Beginners
August 18 SoG, LND Breaking Down Brickwalls Workshop: DNA
August 24 SoG, LND How to Transfer your Family History Data to Another Package (inc GEDCOM transfers)
August 25 SoG, LND Visit: Institute of Historical Research Library (London)
August 27 Chesterfield, DBY Family History & Heritage Fair with Craft Stalls 2016 hosted by Chesterfield and Dist. FHS
August 27 SoG, LND Effective Record Keeping
August 27 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Dorset: Those that Came and Those that Went
September 3 SoG, LND Fire & Pestilence: The Great Fire of London & Family History
September 3 Motherwell, LKS Lanarkshire Local and Family History Show 2016
September 5 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: Victorian London Family & Social History
September 10 York, NYK Palaeography at The Borthwick
September 10 SoG, LND Further Palaeography
September 14 SoG, LND Medical Sources for Genealogists
September 15 SoG, LND Stage 3 Evening Skills Course
September 16-17 Cambridge, CAM Demolishing Brick Walls Conference
September 17 Carmarthen, CMN DFHS Family History and genealogy fair
September 17 SoG, LND Shipwrecked! Tracing Ancestors Lost at Sea & Lifeboatmen
September 21 SoG, LND Finding London Burials Online
September 24 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster Family & Local History Fair + Craft Stalls
September 24 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk Family History Fair
September 24 London, LND     FFHS Autumn General Meeting
September 24 Sturminster Newton, DORSET Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Open Day & AGM
September 24 Bristol, AVN Postponed to 2017 - Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair 2016
October 1 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 1 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and The Manor - Day Course
October 1 SoG, LND Tracing your Textile Ancestors
October 1 Birmingham, WAR Day Conference with AGM
October 5 SoG, LND Tracing Thames Watermen: Research & Family Details
October 8 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Family and Local History Fair
October 8 SoG, LND London's Sailortown in the 19th Century
October 8 Oswaldtwistle, LAN LFHHS - Irish Ancestry Group One Day Conference
October 12 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
October 12 SoG, LND Getting the Most from SoG Data Online
October 15 SoG, LND Wills & Probate Inventories: An Invaluable Source for Family & Social History
October 19 SoG, LND Crossing the Pond: Emigration to America (Sources in Britain)
October 22 Cambridge, CAM Family & Local History Fair
October 22 SoG, LND My Ancestor was Scottish
October 22 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: The Road to AGRA & Running a Genealogical Practice
October 26 SoG, LND The British Indian Civil Service
October 29 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors in Oxfordshire
October 29 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in County Durham
November 2 SoG, LND Powerpoint for Professional Genealogists & Family Historians
November 5 York, YKS Guild One Name Studies : Care and Consideration Seminar
November 5 Woking, SRY West Surrey Family History Society Open Day
November 5 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 1
November 9 SoG, LND Copyright for Family History
November 12 Huddersfield, YKS Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
November 12 SoG, LND Creating a Website for Family History
November 16 SoG, LND Army Deserters During World War 1
November 23 SoG, LND Under-used Sources for Family Historians: Rate Books
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 10 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
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February 11 Bearley Stratford, WAR Guild of One-Name Studies: The Name of the Game
April 6-8 NEC Birmingham, WAR Who Do You Think You Are? Live
July 15 Chartham, Canterbury, KEN Guild of One-Name Studies: Catalogues, Collections And Archives Seminar
November 11 Teignmouth, DEV Guild of One-Name Studies: West Country Migration 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


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.

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