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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September 27 London, LND Family history sources in Asian and African Studies at the British Library
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 6 Salford, GTM Heraldry Conference
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 8 Lingfield, SRY Surrey Heritage Showcase in Lingfield
October 8 London, WC1A FFHS Beyond the Census Conference (Open to the public and members)
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 21 Woking, SRY Family History Course – Research Made Easy! (over 6 weeks)
October 21-23 Dublin, IRL Back To Our Past
October 21-23 Canterbury, KEN Taking Your Family History Research Further
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 22 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - for Family Historians
October 22 Alton, HAM Local History Day
October 22 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History before 1837
October 23 Hungerford, BRK Family & Local History Fair
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
October 29 London, LND FIBIS AGM and Open Lecture Meeting
November 2 SoG, LND Powerpoint for Professional Genealogists & Family Historians
November 3 Woking, SRY Oral History Training at Surrey History Centre
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 12 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
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
March 4 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 10 Woking, SRY Family History Course – Research Made Easy!
March 24-26 Canterbury, KEN Advanced to Exam Preparation
April 6-8 NEC Birmingham, WAR Who Do You Think You Are? Live
April 29 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
May 13 Aberystwyth, CGN Family and Local History Fair
June 24 York, YKS Yorkshire Family History Fair
July 15 Chartham, Canterbury, KEN Guild of One-Name Studies: Catalogues, Collections And Archives Seminar
October 7 Canterbury, KEN Family History - Beyond The Internet
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.

Please note, however, that our policy is: