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An online calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities

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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.
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At the end of this page you'll find some other groups' event lists.

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January 10 Woking, SRY Family History Course - Research made easy!
January 14 SoG, LND Whats New at Findmypast
January 15 SoG, LND Stage 1 Evening Skills Course
January 21 SoG, LND Census Substitutes
January 24 SoG, LND How to find out where your Ancestor is Buried or Cremated in London & the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries
January 24 SoG, LND Using Parish Registers & Parish Chest Records
January 25 Bracknell, BRK The Bracknell Family History Fair
January 28 SoG, LND Lunchtime Lecture: Starting your Family History
January 30 SoG, LND Visit: Barking and Dagenham Archive & Valence House Museum
January 31 SoG, LND My Ancestor was an Engineer
January 31 SoG, LND Hidden London: Finding Unusual Record Collections on Major Websites
January 31 Peterborough, CAM     FFHS Society Editors' Seminar
 
February 4 SoG, LND Lunchtime Lecture: Murder at the SoG: Finding Your Criminal Ancestors
February 7 London, LND One Name Studies: Medicine and Healthcare Seminar
February 7 SoG, LND Place of Birth Ireland - How can I Find out More?
February 7 SoG, LND Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: The North East and Cumbria for Family Historians
February 11 SoG, LND Family and Local History Collections at the Lewisham Local History & Archives Centre
February 14 SoG, LND Digging for Essex Roots: Resources for Family History in Essex
February 14 SoG, LND Tracing your German Ancestors
February 18 SoG, LND Illustrating your Family History
February 21 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry Day Course
February 21 SoG, LND Women's Employment Options in Victorian & Edwardian Times
February 21 Guiseley, WYK Family Historian User Meeting
February 25 SoG, LND Lunchtime Lecture: Surname Searching & Finding Pedigrees Online & at SoG
February 27-28 Ripon, NRY Workhouse Connections
February 28 SoG, LND The Irish in Victorian London
February 28 SoG, LND Practical Blogging for Family History - using Wordpress
 
March 7 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
March 7 SoG, LND Presenting your Family History
March 8 Port Sunlight, CHS The Merseyside & Cheshire Family History Fair
March 14 Harrogate, NYK North Yorkshire County Record Office Local and Family History Day
March 14 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Successful Writing for Family & Local History Publications
March 18 SoG, LND Company & Business Records for Family Historians
March 21 National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth)    FFHS AGM and General Meeting
March 24 Woking, SRY We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshops
March 25 SoG, LND Choosing a Genealogy Programme
March 27-29 Broughton, LIN Guild of One-Name Studies: 2015 Conference and AGM - Note new date
March 28 Welling, KEN WW1 Drop-in Session
March 28 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors & Soldiers in British India
 
April 1 SoG, LND Caught in Court
April 11 St Ives, HUN The BIG Family History Fair 2015 - date changed to May 2 to avoid a conflict with WDYTYA?
April 11 Haywards Heath, SXW Sussex FHG Annual Conference and AGM
April 11 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Births, Marriages and Deaths & Census Records
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 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 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 25-26 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
 
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 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 27 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in Canada
May 30 Gloucester, GLS 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 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 17 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Richmond upon Thames
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
 
July 4 SoG, LND Tracing Irish Ancestry
July 11 SoG, LND Getting the Best from the Findmypast Website
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 Gomersal, WYK Family Historian - 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 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 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 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 Seminar and General Meeting
September 19 York, YKS The Railway Family - National Railway Museum
September 19 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Scotland
September 19 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Births, Marriages and Deaths & Census Records
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 7 SoG, LND Convict Transportation
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 Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day
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 25 SoG, LND My Ancestor was Catholic
November 28 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 2
 
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
       

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

England

The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry
Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society
Devon FHS
Dorset FHS
Essex Society for Family History
Fenland FHS
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

Wales

Gwent FHS

Ireland

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 - geneva@weald.org.uk. 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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