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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August 29 SoG, LND Latin for Beginners
August 29-31 Windsor, BRK Cancelled - The 2015 Genealogy Conference
September 3 SoG, LND Stage 3 Evening Skills Course
September 5 Guiseley, WYK Family Historian User Meeting
September 5 SoG, LND Sources for Seamen's Lives: Emigrants, Seamen & Seawomen (Liverpool Area emphasis)
September 5 SoG, LND Kent Family History - Including Emigration from Kent in the 19th Century
September 5 Canterbury, KEN Military Records
September 5 Cambridge, CAM Family & Local History Fair
September 7 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: Genealogy in the 21st Century
September 9 London, LND Workshop on Researching Ancestors in the Indian Armies
September 12 York, NYK 40th Anniversary Family & Local History Fair
September 12 SoG, LND Open Day with Free Lectures, Library Tours & Advice
September 12 Southport, LAN North Meols FHS Open Day and 25th Anniversary
September 14 Morley, WYK Cancelled – Family History : First Steps. Workshop Study Day
September 19 Blackburn, LAN Cancelled – Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society Family History Fair
September 19 Cresswell, DBY The BUNTING Society Annual Gathering
September 19 Coalbrookdale, SAL    FFHS Membership Recruitment and Retention Seminar
September 19 Coalbrookdale, SAL    FFHS General Meeting
September 19 York, YKS Work Rest and Play : The Extended Railway Family
September 19 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Scotland
September 19 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Births, Marriages and Deaths & Census Records
September 19 Carmarthen, CMN Dyfed FHS Family History & Genealogy Fair
September 19 Toronto, ON, CAN WORKSHOP: Irish Genealogy - Focus on Ulster
September 21-25 Salt Lake City, UT, USA British Institute
September 23 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Shetland
September 26 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster Family & Local History Fair plus Craft Stalls
September 26 WISBECH, CAM QFHS Autumn Meeting - Quakers of East Anglia & Peckover House
September 30 SoG, LND Using SoG Data Online
September 30 SoG, LND How to Find Ancestors & Living Relatives using MyHeritage Trees & Databases
October 3 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 3 SoG, LND Social Networking for Family History
October 3 Canterbury, KEN The Parish & The Manor Day School
October 3 Leyburn, NYKS 35th METCALFE Muster and AGM
October 3 Shere, SRY Surrey Heritage Showcase
October 7 SoG, LND Convict Transportation
October 10 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History
October 10 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 10 SoG, LND Tracing Female Ancestors - Including First World War Women
October 10 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners: Parish Registers
October 11 Basingstoke, HAM HGS Hampshire Family History Open Day 2015
October 14 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society Catalogue (SOGCAT)
October 14 SoG, LND Volunteering at the Society of Genealogists
October 17 SoG, LND Using Evernote for Family History
October 21 SoG, LND Insurance Policies and their Linkage to the Records of 18th Century London
October 24 Taunton, SOM One-Name Studies: Manorial and Older Records Seminar
October 24 SoG, LND Family Historian Software (Practical) for Intermediate-Advanced users
October 24 Carlisle, CUL Cumbrian Family & Local History Fair
October 24 Abbots Langley, HRT Romany and Traveller Family History Society Open Day
October 24 Southport, LAN Liverpool & South West Lancashire FHS annual conference and AGM
October 28 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Civil Servant
October 31 Woking, SRY West Surrey Family History Society Open Day
October 31 SoG, LND My Ancestors Came from the Channel Islands
October 31 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: The Road to AGRA & Running a Genealogical Practice
October 31 Liverpool, LAN     FFHS Executive Committee Roles & Succession Planning Seminar
November 04-11 Rochester, KEN Discover Your Story: Family History Course
November 7 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 1
November 14 SoG, LND DNA for Beginners
November 14 Huddersfield, WRY Huddersfield Family and Local History Fair
November 25 SoG, LND My Ancestor was Catholic
November 28 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 2
November 28 Canterbury, KEN Wills & How To Read Them Day School
December 5 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 3
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February 13 Alwalton, CAM Guild of One-Name Studies: The 20th Century is now History
February 20 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry Day School
March 5 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach Day Seminar
March 12 Poole, DOR Dorset Family History Day
April 1-3 Birmingham, WAR 37th Guild of One-Name Studies Conference and AGM
April 7-9 Birmingham, WMD WhoDoYouThinkYouAre? LIVE
May 21 Steyning, SXW Sussex FHG Family & Local History Fair
May 21 Sheffield, SYK Sheffield & District Family History Fair
June 3-5 Toronto, ON, CAN OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy on the Cutting Edge
June 26 - 2 July Cork City, COR, IRL Ancestral Connections: Roots to the Rising 2016 - Irish genealogy school
July 2 York, NRY Yorkshire Family History Fair
August 10-13 Glasgow, LKS 32nd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences
August 13 Ullenwood, Cheltenham, GLS Guild of One-Name Studies: DNA Seminar
September 24 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster Family & Local History Fair + Craft Stalls
October 22 Cambridge, CAM Family & Local History Fair
November 5 York, YKS Guild One Name Studies : Yorkshire 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: