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 29 SoG, LND The Blackest Streets: The Victorian Slums of Shoreditch
January 31 SoG, LND Visit: Kings College Archives
February 1 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Suffolk
February 1 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Norfolk
February 5 SoG, LND Discovering Discovery: Using the National Archives Website & Catalogue
February 6 SoG, LND How to Become a Better Genealogist: Making your Genealogy more Credible & Useful to Others
February 7 SoG, LND Visit: Two Temple Place
February 8 Bristol, BRI The Family History Show, South-West
February 8 SoG, LND Self-Publishing for Family Historians
February 8 SoG, LND Tracing your Italian Ancestors
February 12 SoG, LND A Look at the Cemeteries of South London
February 15 SoG, LND Tracing your Windrush Roots - Caribbean Ancestry
February 18 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
February 18 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
February 19 SoG, LND Census Substitutes
February 20 SoG, LND Parish Registers Online
February 21 SoG, LND Visit: Royal Academy of Music Museum
February 22 Littleton, Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies Of No Fixed Abode (Romany and Traveller) Seminar
February 22 SoG, LND Palaeography for Beginners
February 25 SoG, LND Visit: Bank Of England Archive
February 26 SoG, LND Catching up with the Familysearch Website
February 26 Woking, SRY Chancery Records for Family and Local History. A talk by Susan T Moore
February 27 SoG, LND Historic Swiss Cottage
February 29 SoG, LND Marriage Law - Divorced, Bigamist, Bereaved & Breach of Promise
March 2 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 4 SoG, LND Whitechapel 1600-1800
March 6 SoG, LND Visit: Ilford Hospital Chapel
March 7 SoG, LND Understanding & Using the Findmypast Website
March 11 SoG, LND Searching for your Alien Ancestors
March 11 SoG, LND Our Ancestors 1939-1945
March 12 SoG, LND Country Poor & Town Poor
March 13 SoG, LND Visit: Black Cultural Archives
March 14 Oxford, OXF    FFHS AGM/GM 2020
March 14 SoG, LND Tracing Ancestors in Wales
March 16 Leeds, WYK Network Day for Professional Genealogists
March 18 SoG, LND Choosing a Genealogy Programme
March 19 SoG, LND My Ancestor Came from Bedfordshire
March 20 SoG, LND Visit: Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection
March 20 Woking, SRY Six Week Family History Course (starting 20 March 2020)
March 21 Poole, DOR Dorset Family History Society's Family History Day
March 21 Wetherby, YKS Guild of One Name Studies, Yorkshire Regional Meeting
March 24 Ballymena, ANT Exploring Your Roots - Genealogy Evening Course (until 2 June)
March 25 SoG, LND Family History on the Mac: Family Tree Software
March 26 SoG, LND How to Become a Better Genealogist: Getting to Grips with the GRO Indexes
March 28 SoG, LND Further Palaeography
March 28 SoG, LND Visit: London Sewing Machine Museum
March 28 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
March 28 Woking, SRY Family History Online workshop
April 9 Sevenoaks, KEN Family History Day and AGM
April 17-18 Alexandra Palace, LDN Family Tree Live 2020
April 24-26 Oxford, OXF Guild of One-Name Studies: Annual Conference and AGM
April 25 Birmingham, WAR First Steps in researching your family history
May 2 Sheffield, YKS Sheffield Family History Fair
May 7 Woking, SRY A Palaeography Primer: get started reading old handwriting
May 10-14 St. Quentin, LEI 2020 Battlefield Tour - The Hindenburg Line
May 13 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYK Family Historian Software
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
May 23 Chesterfield, DBY Family and Local History Event & Heritage Fair
June 6 Canterbury, KEN Creating a Website for Your Family History
June 6 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2020
June 20 York, YKS The Family History Show York
June 26-27 NEC, WAR THE Genealogy Show
August 1 Ingatestone, ESS Those Who Served (Military) Seminar
September 26 Sunbury, SRY The Family History Show London
September 26 Manchester, LAN Conference - Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors
September 26 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan Family History Fair
October 3 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 3 Doncaster, WRY Family & Local History Fair with Crafts Stalls
October 5 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
October 10 Birmingham, WAR Classes
October 24 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk FHS Fair
November 2 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing - How to Manage a Research Task
November 7 Woking, SRY Surrey Family History Fair
November 7 Huddersfield, YKS Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
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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: