Welcome to GENEVA

An online calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities

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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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October 17-19 Dublin, DUB Back To Our Past 2014
October 18 Theale Green, BRK One-day-conference: EarlyTwentieth Century
October 18 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and The Manor - day course
October 18 SoG, LND Maps and their Help to Family Historians
October 18 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Family Historian User Meeting
October 18 Doncaster, SYK Family History Fair
October 18 Haywards Heath, SXW RTFHS Open Day
October 20-23 London, LND Family History visit from Yorkshire to National Archives, SOG etc.
October 22 SoG, LND War Diaries & Trench Maps
October 25 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 1
October 25 Girton, CAM Cambridgeshire Family History Society Fair
October 25 Telford, SAL WW1: A Shared Endeavour (AGM/Conference)
October 25 Chertsey, SRY Surrey Heritage Showcase
October 25 Street, SOM QFHS One Day Regional Meeting - Mid Somerset Quakers
October 25 Telford, SAL Society For One-Place Studies - Inaugural Conference and AGM
October 26 Lincoln, LIN Echoes of the Past
October 26 London, LND 21st Annual London Conference of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
October 29 SoG, LND My Ancestor Worked in the Theatre
November 1 SoG, LND My Ancestor was in the Royal Navy
November 1 SoG, LND How Our Ancestors Died
November 1 Woking, SRY West Surrey FHS Family History Fair and Open Day
November 1 London, LND Open lecture meeting with talks on WW1 research and British India
November 1 Toronto, ON, CAN Workshop - "Industrial England"
November 3 SoG, LND Genealogy for Librarians & Archivists
November 5 SoG, LND Using SoG Data Online
November 8 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 2
November 8 Burgess Hill, SXW One Name Studies: The Next Stage
November 8 Huddersfield, WRY Family History Fair
November 8 Kew, LND The National Archives workshop: Colonial lives and careers - tracing individuals in the records of the Colonial Office
November 22 Canterbury, KEN Wills and How to Read Them - day course
November 22 SoG, LND Researching your Ancestors and Their Communities in the early 20th Century
November 26 SoG, LND The Broken Branch: Name Changes & Brickwalls
November 27 London, LND Workshop on military ancestors in India
November 29 SoG, LND Writing Family History - Part 3
November 29 Folkestone, KEN First World War Centenary Project Launch
December 6 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
2015 2015 2015
January 25 Bracknell, BRK The Bracknell Family History Fair
February 7 London, LND One Name Studies: Medicine and Healthcare Seminar
February 21 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry Day Course
March 7 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
March 8 Port Sunlight, CHS The Merseyside & Cheshire Family History Fair
March 14 Harrogate, NYK North Yorkshire County Record Office Local and Family History Day
March 21 National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth)    FFHS AGM and General Meeting
March 24 Woking, SRY We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshops
March 27-29 Broughton, LIN Guild of One-Name Studies: 2015 Conference and AGM - Note new date
April 11 St Ives, HUN The BIG Family History Fair 2015 - date changed to May 2 to avoid a conflict with WDYTYA?
April 11 Haywards Heath, SXW Sussex FHG Annual Conference and AGM
April 16-18 NEC, WMD Who Do You Think You Are? Live
April 17-19 Broughton, LIN Guild of One-Name Studies: 2015 Conference and AGM - date changed to 27-29 March
April 18 Weston-super-Mare, SOM South West Area Group Family History Fair - date changed to May 16 to avoid a conflict with WDYTYA?
April 18 Canterbury, KEN How to Trace Your Family History - date changed to May 9
April 25 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Family History Fair & Lecture Day
May 2 St Ives, HUN The BIG Family History Fair - Note new date
May 9 Canterbury, KEN How to Trace Your Family History - Day Course
May 16 Preston, LAN One Name Studies: Hatches, Matches and Despatches
May 16 Canterbury, KEN Family History Beyond the Internet - Day Course
May 16 Weston-super-Mare, SOM South West Area Group Family History Fair - Note new date
May 30 Gloucester, GLS GFHS Family History Fair
June 6 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire Family History Society Fair 2015
June 13 Walton, SRY We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshops
June 27 York, NYKS Yorkshire Family History Fair
August 15 Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies: Hampshire Seminar
August 29-31 Windsor, BRK Cancelled - The 2015 Genealogy Conference
September 12 York, NYK 40th Anniversary Family & Local History Fair
October 3 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 10 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 24 Taunton, SOM Guild of One-Name Studies - West Country Seminar
2016 2016 2016
February 13 Alwalton, CAM Guild of One-Name Studies - Seven Pillars of Wisdom Seminar

Some other groups’ event lists:

Guild of One-Name Studies
Society of Genealogists
The National Archives
Archive Awareness Campaign
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
Hertfordshire FHS
Huntingdonshire 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: