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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January 24 SoG, LND Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue
January 27 SoG, LND DNA for Beginners
January 31 SoG, LND Tithes & Taxes
February 2-3 Belfast, IRL Back To Our Past, the family/social history/genealogy show (date changed to 16-17 Feb)
February 3 SoG, LND Tracing your Catholic Ancestors
February 3 SoG, LND Tracing your Female Ancestors & Suffragettes
February 7 SoG, LND History of the London Charterhouse
February 8 SoG, LND Catching up with the Familysearch Website
February 9 SoG, LND Visit: Women's Library - Suffrage Collection
February 10 SoG, LND Records of the Great Courts: Chancery, Exchequer, etc
February 10 SoG, LND Reading and Understanding Italian Genealogical Records
February 10 London, W1G "Mummy what did you do in the War?" Family history workshop
February 13 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records
February 14 SoG, LND Genealogical Proof Standard: Standards and Good Practice in Genealogy
February 15 SoG, LND Records of the Law Society Library
February 15 London, LND Researching Ancestors in the Army in India
February 16-17 Belfast, ANT, NIR Back To Our Past, the family/social history/genealogy show
February 17 SoG, LND Tracing your German Ancestors
February 19 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing Day Course
February 21 SoG, LND The History of Wapping, Whitechapel and Mile End in the 18th century
February 24 Abberley, WOR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Accidents will Happen' Seminar
February 24 SoG, LND Getting Organised - Organise your Work, your Computer, your Desk and Yourself!
February 24 SoG, LND How to Search for your Royal Air Force Ancestors
February 28 SoG, LND Adventures in Business Archives
March 1 SoG, LND Using the LDS (Mormon) FamilySearch Films at the Society of Genealogists
March 3 SoG, LND Courts, Crime & Punishment in Victorian England
March 7 SoG, LND I've Lost My Ancestor Before 1837, How Can I Find Him?
March 7 SoG, LND Tracing a 16th and 17th Century English Family Tree
March 10 SoG, LND Surrey in the 19th Century: Life of the Poor, Emigration & Cultural Unrest
March 12 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry Day Course
March 15 SoG, LND Visit: British Dental Museum & Archive
March 15 SoG, LND Cries of London - London Street Traders, Pedlars and Early Images
March 17 York, YKS    Federation of Family History Societies AGM & GM
March 21 SoG, LND Was your Ancestor a French Prisoner of War?
March 23-25 Wakefield, WRY National Treasures Conference
March 24 Poole, DOR Dorset Family History Society's 30th Anniversary Family History Day 2018
March 24 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach Day Course
March 24 SoG, LND Tracing your East London Family History
April 7 Bury St Edmunds, SFK British India family history research
April 7 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Scrapbooking - with Family History in mind
April 13-15 Bristol, AVN FFHS Every Ancestor Matters Weekend Conference
April 21 Birmingham, WAR First Steps in Family History (for Beginners)
April 21 Richmond, Scotch Corner, NRY Cleveland Family History Society Spring Family History Day
April 23 Canterbury, KEN Military Records: Army, RAF and Royal Navy
May 5-6 London, LND The Name Event (second day now confirmed)
May 12 Sunderland, DUR The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Trade and Industry' Seminar
May 12 Wilton, WIL Wiltshire FHS Family History Day
May 19 Chesterfield, DBY 2018 Show Case Event: Family History, Local History, Heritage & Crafts
May 19 Preston, LAN LFHHS One Day Conference and AGM
June 2 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018
June 9 Sheffield, SYK Sheffield Family History Fair
June 23 York, YKS The Yorkshire Family History Show
June 30 Swindon, WIL SWAG Family History Day
July 14 Ellesmere Port, CHS The Guild of One-Name Studies 'Over the Water' Seminar
July 28 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
September 15 London, LND FFHS Next Steps Seminar
September 22 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
September 28-30 Oxford, OXF FIBIS 20th Anniversary Conference
September 29 London, LND FFHS Beyond the Census 3 Conference
October 6 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 6 Torquay, DEV Devon FHS Conference and AGM
October 13 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 13 Doncaster, SYK Doncaster Family & Local History Fair (with Craft Stalls)
October 20 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History (pre 1837 records)
October 27 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Family History Fair
November 3 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair
November 10 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
2019 2019 2019
September 28 Bristol, BRI Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair

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: