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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May 23 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Quaker
May 24 SoG, LND A History of Soho through its Street Names
May 26 SoG, LND Whats in a Name? A Closer Look at Surnames & Forenames
June 2 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018
June 2 SoG, LND Palaeography for Beginners
June 2 Beaconsfield, BKM QFHS Jordans, One Day Meeting & AGM
June 6 SoG, LND Lord Mayors and Liveries of London
June 9 Sheffield, SYK Sheffield Family History Fair
June 9 SoG, LND Evernote for Family Historians - Beyond Fundamentals
June 9 SoG, LND Following the Money
June 13 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Want to be a Professional?
June 16 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
June 16 London, LND FIBIS AGM and Lecture Meeting
June 19 Online, NET Publishing & Preserving Your Study
June 20 SoG, LND Checking it Once or Twice: Comparing Genealogy Programs
June 22 London, LND Researching Ancestors in the Army in India
June 23 York, YKS The Yorkshire Family History Show
June 23 SoG, LND Getting Started: Family History for Beginners
June 23 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Northamptonshire
June 30 Swindon, WIL SWAG Family History Day
June 30 SoG, LND Further Palaeography
July 1-6 Galway, GAL NUI Galway Irish Ancestry Summer School 2018
July 3 Harrogate, NYK Family Tree Maker software
July 7 SoG, LND Parish Registers & Parish Chest Records for Family Historians
July 11 SoG, LND Tracing your Cotton & Wool Mill Ancestors
July 13 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Family Historian, beginners and improvers
July 14 Ellesmere Port, CHS The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Over the Water' Seminar
July 14 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and The Manor
July 14 Leeds, LS2 8BH Family history and academic history: The value of collaboration
July 17 Online, NET Six Months In With A New Study
July 18 SoG, LND Fit for Purpose? How to Make your Genealogy more Credible & Useful to Others
July 21 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors in Wales
July 21 SoG, LND Maps & Property Records for Family Historians
July 25 SoG, LND 17th Century Sources for Family Historians
July 27 SoG, LND Visit: RSA House & Archive (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce Archive)
July 28 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
July 28 SoG, LND Hidden Histories: Finding Unusual Record Collections in Libraries & Archives
July 28 SoG, LND Expanding your Family History & Finding Real People who Don’t Exist
July 28 Pudsey,Nr Leeds, WYK Family HIstorians Scrapbooking
August 1 SoG, LND Understanding and Using the 1939 Register
August 4 SoG, LND Scottish & Irish Immigration
August 8 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Hertfordshire
August 10 SoG, LND Visit: Military Cemetery at Brookwood Cemetery
August 11 SoG, LND Good Research Techniques
August 18 SoG, LND Family Tree Maker Software Essentials for Beginners & Refreshers
August 21 Online, NET My Italian One-Name Study
August 25 SoG, LND Family Historian Software Practical for Intermediate Users
August 31-2 Sep Hinckley, LEI Secret Lives: Hidden Voices of our Ancestors
September 1 SoG, LND Tracing Cambridgeshire Ancestors
September 1 SoG, LND Marriage Law for Genealogists & Illegitimacy (outside the law?) 1700-1987
September 5 SoG, LND Five Ways to Find Pauper Ancestors
September 6 SoG, LND Stage 2 Evening Skills Course
September 8 SoG, LND Old Photographs: History, Restoration and Caring for your Family History Collection
September 8 SoG, LND Dating Old Photographs & Victorian Fashion
September 8 Linton, Wetherby, WYK Yorkshire Regional Meeting
September 12 SoG, LND Understanding Graveyard Symbolism
September 13 SoG, LND An Introduction to Kent Genealogy
September 15 London, LND FFHS Next Steps Seminar
September 15 SoG, LND A Look at Cloud Computing: One Researcher's View of Computing in the Cloud
September 15 SoG, LND The Poor and the Parish & The Workhouse and its Records
September 17 Canterbury, KEN Using Archives and Getting Organised
September 18 Online, NET Back To School With Your One-Name Study
September 19 SoG, LND Oral History & Family History
September 21-23 Shoreham-by-Sea, SSX The 2018 AKEHURST / AKHURST / ACKHURST GetTogether
September 22 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
September 22 Wimborne, SOM Somerset & Dorset Family History Society Open Day & AGM
September 22 Stretford, GTM Family and Local History Fair
September 26 SoG, LND Coroners Inquests
September 28-30 Oxford, OXF FIBIS 20th Anniversary Conference
September 29 London, LND FFHS Beyond the Census 3 Conference
September 29 SoG, LND Adoption - Research, Psychology and Ethics
September 29 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Leather Worker
September 29 Canterbury, KEN Wills and How to Read Them
September 29 York, YKS Annual Conference, School Records
October 3 SoG, LND Creating a One-Street Study to Build a Picture of your Ancestor's Lives
October 4 SoG, LND Using Lulu for Online Self-Publishing
October 6 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 6 Torquay, DEV Devon FHS Conference and AGM
October 6 Leicester, LEI The Guild of One-Name Studies "DNA" Seminar
October 8 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
October 9 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing
October 10 SoG, LND Public Servants: Excise Officers, Customs Officers & Postmen
October 12-14 Canterbury, KEN Essential Sources for Family Historians
October 13 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 13 Doncaster, SYK Doncaster Family & Local History Fair (with Craft Stalls)
October 13 SoG, LND Hospitals, Nurses, Barber-Surgeons & Surgeons in History
October 13 SoG, LND Organisation of the Parish & Records Created 1550-1840
October 16 Online, NET All About The Guild
October 17 SoG, LND How to trace your Methodist Ancestors and the Related Resources of the Wesley Historical Society Library
October 19-21 Dublin, IRL, D06 W5K2 BACK TO OUR PAST, The Family/Social History/Genealogy Show
October 20 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History (pre 1837 records)
October 20 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Findmypast Website
October 20 York, YKS The Way Ahead: Future Challenges for Genealogy
October 24 SoG, LND Booze and Clues: Tracing my Publican Ancestry
October 27 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Family History Fair
October 27 Canterbury, KEN Family History Research 1800s - 1940s
October 27 SoG, LND Life in Colonial America 1700-1790
October 27 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors from Somerset: Those That Stayed & Those That Went
October 31 SoG, LND Problems in Tracing London Ancestors
November 1 SoG, LND London in the First World War
November 3 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair
November 3 Canterbury, KEN Family History the 19th Century and Beyond
November 3 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 1
November 7 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
November 10 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
November 14 SoG, LND Railway Workers
November 24 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 2 (must take part 1)
November 28 SoG, LND Family History Resources at the Parliamentary Archives
November 30-2 Dec Canterbury, KEN Taking Your Family History Research Further
December 1 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
December 8 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 3 (must take parts 1 & 2)
2019 2019 2019
February 16 Kew, TW9 4DU The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Medieval Records' Seminar
April 26-27 Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY Family Tree Live
May 11 Amersham, BKM The Guild of One-Name Studies "Cradle to Grave" Seminar
June 7-8 NEC Birmingham, WMD The Genealogy Show 2019
June 22 York, YKS The Family History Show, York
June 29 Rochester, KEN Kent Family History Society Open Day
August 3 Selby, NRY The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Maritime aspects of Yorkshire' Seminar
September 28 Bristol, BRI Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
October 5 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 12 Stoke-on-Trent, STS The Guild of One-Name Studies "Potteries area Industry" Seminar
2020 2020 2020
February 22 Winchester, HAM The Guild of One-Name Studies "Romany Gypsy Peripatetic" Seminar
May 16 Taunton, SOM The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Crime, Criminals and Lawyers' 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


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
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: