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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2021 2021 2021
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January 16 SoG, ONLINE DNA for Beginners Part 1: Before Taking a DNA Test with Mia Bennett
January 16 SoG, ONLINE Scottish Heraldry for the Genealogist with Dr Bruce Durie
January 20 IHGS, ONLINE Heraldry 5 - Heraldry Research, Further Heraldic Case Studies
January 21 SoG, ONLINE Hidden Holborn & Little Italy with Diane Burstein
January 23 SoG, ONLINE DNA for Beginners Part 2: Test Taken, Now What? with Mia Bennett
January 23 SoG, ONLINE Irish Family History for Beginners & Refreshers with R McCutcheon & J Williams
January 26 IHGS, ONLINE Getting Organised
January 27 IHGS, ONLINE Military Records of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines
January 27 GOONS, ONLINE Guild of One-Name Studies: Ancestors in Print webinar - Directories and Poll Books
January 28 IHGS, ONLINE Military Records of the Army & RAF
January 28 IHGS, ONLINE Nonconformity
January 28 SoG, ONLINE John Marshall: Lloyd's Reformer & 19th C Emigration Agent with Dr Liz Rushen
January 28 SoG, ONLINE Stage 2 Family History Skills Evening Course with various
January 30 SoG, ONLINE Why a Suffragist is not a Suffragette with Adele Emm
January 30 SoG, ONLINE Women in Trade & Business with Gill Blanchard
February 3 GOONS, ONLINE Guild of One-Name Studies: Ancestors in Print webinar - News from Home
February 4 IHGS, ONLINE Searching for your Catholic Ancestors
February 4 IHGS, ONLINE Searching for your Quaker Ancestors
February 8 IHGS, ONLINE Family History and the Concept of Identity with Emma Jolly
February 8 IHGS, ONLINE Starting with the Diamonds' of Devon and Beyond; a genealogical and heraldic journey, with Ann Ballard
February 9 IHGS, ONLINE Walking with your Ancestors - Mapping Strategies with Dr. Sophie Kay
February 9 IHGS, ONLINE How to Approach a One-Place Study with Pam Smith
February 9 IHGS, ONLINE Remember Then: Memories of 1946-1969 and how to record your own, with Janet Few
February 10 IHGS, ONLINE Fake News & Fearsome Truths, with Margaret Gaffney
February 10 IHGS, ONLINE Promoting your Family History Online, 'Why and How' with Paul Carter
February 10 IHGS, ONLINE If Walls Could Talk; an Introduction to House History Research with Cathy Soughton
February 10 GOONS, ONLINE Guild of One-Name Studies: Ancestors in Print webinar - Ephemeral Names
February 11 IHGS, ONLINE All the World's a Stage; the Seven Stages of Life, with Judith Batchelor
February 11 IHGS, ONLINE 'Revolting Ancestors' - The Battle of Bossenden Wood 1838, with Wendy Tait
February 11 IHGS, ONLINE Finding Dora; a Case Study, with Les Mitchinson
February 13 Amersham, BKM Guild of One-Name Studies: Ancestors in Print seminar
Replaced by a series of online talks on 27 Jan, 3, 10 & 17 Feb.
February 17 GOONS, ONLINE Guild of One-Name Studies: Ancestors in Print webinar - In Print - Here, There and Everywhere
February 20 Bristol, SOM The Family History Show South West
February 23 IHGS, ONLINE Education Records
February 23 IHGS, ONLINE Understanding Military Service Records
February 25 IHGS, ONLINE Using Census Returns
February 25 IHGS, ONLINE Looking at more Military Service Records
April 10 FHF, ONLINE The return of the FHF Really Useful Family History Show watch for full details.
April 23-25 Oxford, OXF Guild of One-Name Studies: Annual Conference and AGM
May 8 Chesterfield, DBY Family and Local History Event & Heritage Fair
May 22(*) Chesterfield, DBY (* Now rescheduled to 8 May 2021) Family and Local History Event & Heritage Fair
June 5 Wesley's Chapel, LND     FFHS AGM/GM 2021
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
September 25 Bristol, BST Bristol and Avon Family History Fair
October 2 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 23 Ingatestone, ESS Guild of One-Name Studies Those Who Served seminar
November 13 FHF, ONLINE The third FHF Really Useful Family History Show watch for full details.
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: