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 16-18 Ballymena, ANT Genealogy: Researching Your Family History 11-Week Evening Course
September 17 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
September 17 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
September 18 SoG, LND Tracing your Medieval Ancestors: The Realistic Possibilities
September 20 SoG, LND Visit: Dudley Archives & Local History Centre
September 20 Woking, SRY Family history research made easy! A six week course at Surrey History Centre
September 20 Leeds, WYK Local History Twixt Leeds & Bradford
September 21 SoG, LND Tracing the History of your House - For Family Historians
September 21 Birmingham, WAR Catholic Families around Birmingham & of John Henry NEWMAN
September 23 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing - How to Manage a Research Task
September 25 SoG, LND My Ancestor Worked in the Theatre
September 27-28 Oxford, OXF AGRA Conference: Bloomin' Ancestors - Giving Your Family History Personality
September 28 Bristol, BRI Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
September 28 SoG, LND In the Name of God, Amen: Wills Workshop
September 28 Wetherby, YKS Guild of One Name Studies, Yorkshire Regional Meeting
September 28 Birmingham, WAR Midland Ancestors, Local and Family History Fair
October 2 SoG, LND Shopkeeper Ancestors
October 2 Canterbury, KEN Using Archives and Getting Organised
October 3 SoG, LND Visit: Coventry Archives
October 5 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 5 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners & Refreshers: Parish Registers
October 5 Ormskirk, LAN Dig Up Your Roots In West Lancashire 2019
October 5 Manchester, LAN Family History Research for beginners. Wills and Probate
October 5 Motherwell, LKS Lanarkshire Local & Family History Show
October 9 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
October 12 Whitmore, Newcastle-u-Lyme, STS Guild of One-Name Studies Potteries Seminar
October 12 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster & DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019
October 12 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan FHS Family History Fair
October 12 SoG, LND Brickwalls & Lost Ancestors
October 12 SoG, LND How our Ancestors Died
October 12 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History
October 12 London, LND FIBIS Open Lecture Meeting
October 12 Woking, SRY Romany and Traveller FHS Open Day
October 12 Woking, SRY Romany and Traveller Family History Society Open Day
October 12 Widnes, CHS L&SWLFHS Annual conference & AGM
October 16 SoG, LND Researching World War I & World War II Prisoners of War
October 19 SoG, LND Getting the Best from the Ancestry Website
October 22 SoG, LND Free Society Library Tours
October 24-26 London, MDX Rootstech London 2019
October 26 Liverpool, LAN Heritage & Culture Day
November 1-3 Kendal, WES Cumbria FHS Weekend Conference
November 2 Woking, SRY The Surrey Family History Fair
November 2 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 1
November 2 Manchester, LAN Family History Research for beginners. Scottish and Irish Reseearch
November 2 Bolton, LAN Cancelled due to a hitch with the venue - Bolton Family History Society Open Day
November 6 SoG, LND Getting the Best from Rootsmagic (Intermediate)
November 6 Canterbury, KEN IHGS Event
November 9 SoG, LND Research Techniques - How to be Confident in your Family Tree
November 9 Mansfield, NTT Quaker Family History Society Mansfield Meeting
November 13 SoG, LND Suicide in the Family?
November 15 SoG, LND Visit: Bethlem Museum of the Mind (special talk & tour)
November 16 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
November 21 SoG, LND Mapping Rich and Poor: Charles Booth's Enquiry into London Life and Labour
November 23 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 2
November 23 Wesley's Chapel, LDN Beyond the Census IV
November 27 SoG, LND Online Resources for London Family History
November 29 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYS Family Historian Software day
November 30 SoG, LND My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer
November 30 SoG, LND Using The National Archives Website (Workshop)
December 7 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 3
December 14 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
2020 2020 2020
February 8 Bristol, BRI The Family History Show, South-West
February 22 Littleton, Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies Of No Fixed Abode (Romany and Traveller) Seminar
March 2 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 14 Oxford, OXF     FFHS AGM/GM 2020
March 21 Poole, DOR Dorset Family History Society’s Family History Day
March 28 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
April 17-18 Alexandra Palace, LDN Family Tree Live 2020
May 16 Ruishton, Taunton, SOM Guild of One-Name Studies On the Wrong Side of the Law Seminar
May 18 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and the Manor
June 20 York, YKS The Family History Show York
June 26-27 NEC, WAR THE Genealogy Show
September 26 Sunbury, SRY The Family History Show London

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: