Welcome to GENEVA

An online calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities

This calendar is being run jointly on behalf of GENUKI and the Family History Federation.
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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2020 2020 2020
Skip to: Nov   Dec   2021 onward
The Society of Genealogists and The National Archives (Kew, UK) are partially re-opened.
I have flagged events below when I have been told of their cancellation.
2020 events not so marked have probably been cancelled – check before you head to any event.
October 24 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Fair
This event has been cancelled
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
This event has been cancelled
November 14 Online FHF Really Useful Family History Show
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
May 22 Chesterfield, DBY Family and Local History Event & Heritage Fair
June 19 York, YKS The Family History Show York
July 24 Oadby, LEI Guild of One-Name Studies DNA seminar
August 28 Plymouth, DEV Mayflower International Genealogical Conference
September 3-5 East Midlands Airport, ENG Elizabethan Ancestors
October 2 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 23 Ingatestone, ESS Guild of One-Name Studies Those Who Served seminar
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: