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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October 20-22 Dublin, IRL Back To Our Past, the family/social history/genealogy show
October 21 Canterbury, KEN Family History - Beyond The Internet
October 21 SoG, LND Debts, Debtors, Bankrupts & Bigamists
October 21 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History (pre 1837 records)
October 25 SoG, LND Understanding Rural Migration in Late Nineteenth-Century England: Taking Parish Research to a New Level
October 26 London, LND Researching Ancestors in the Army in India
October 28 SoG, LND 500 Years of Reformation: Tracing Nonconformist Ancestors
October 28 Manchester, GTM AGM & Conference - Society For One-Place Studies
October 28 London, LND FIBIS AGM and Lecture Meeting
October 31 Newtownabbey, ANT Halloween Library Lock-In
November 1 SoG, LND Tracing your Polish Ancestors
November 3-5 Kendal, WES 26th Annual Weekend Conference
November 4 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair
November 4 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 1
November 4 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
November 6 SoG, LND Visit: Fishmongers Hall
November 7 Newtownabbey, ANT Understanding Heraldry
November 8 SoG, LND Essex in London
November 8 Newtownabbey, ANT It's All About Me
November 11 Teignmouth, DEV Guild of One-Name Studies: West Country Migration Seminar
November 11 Newtownabbey, ANT Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Results
November 13 Canterbury, KEN The Christmas Tree Day Course
November 14 Newtownabbey, ANT Emigration to Australia and New Zealand
November 14 Newtownabbey, ANT The Advantages of Y-DNA
November 15 SoG, LND Counting the People: Census Returns Online
November 15 Newtownabbey, ANT Using Family Search
November 17 SoG, LND Visit & Talk: Wiener Library
November 18 Canterbury, KEN Family History Research 1800s - 1940s
November 21 Hull, HUM Theatrical Ancestors: Lost and Found
November 21 Newtownabbey, ANT Life in Ulster in the 1830s
November 22 Newtownabbey, ANT Land Records
November 25 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 2
November 25 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking with Family History in mind
November 28 Newcastle Upon Tyne, NBL Advice & Information Day at Grainger Market, 10.30am - 4.30pm
November 29 SoG, LND Googling for Family History & Photos
December 2 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
December 2 Boston Spa, YKS Building a Website using The Next Generation (TNG)
December 9 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 3
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February 2-3 Belfast, IRL Back To Our Past, the family/social history/genealogy show
February 19 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing Day Course
February 24 Abberley, WOR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Accidents will Happen' Seminar
March 12 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry Day Course
March 17 York, YKS    Federation of Family History Societies AGM & GM
March 23-25 Wakefield, WRY National Treasures Conference
March 24 Poole, DOR Dorset Family History Society's 30th Anniversary Family History Day 2018
March 24 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach Day Course
April 23 Canterbury, KEN Military Records: Army, RAF and Royal Navy
May 5 London, LND The Name Event
May 6 London, LND The Name Event (provisional second day still to be confirmed)
May 12 Sunderland, DUR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Trade and Industry' Seminar
May 12 Wilton, WIL Wiltshire FHS Family History Day
May 19 Chesterfield, DBY 2018 Show Case Event: Family History, Local History, Heritage & Crafts
May 19 Preston, LAN LFHHS One Day Conference and AGM
June 2 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018
June 23 York, YKS The Yorkshire Family History Show
June 30 Swindon, WIL SWAG Family History Day
July 14 Ellesmere Port, CHS The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Over the Water' Seminar
September 22 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
October 6 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 6 Torquay, DEV Devon FHS Conference and AGM
October 13 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 13 Doncaster, SYK Doncaster Family & Local History Fair (with Craft Stalls)
October 27 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Family History Fair

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
Doncaster and District 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: