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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November 6 SoG, LND Getting the Best from Rootsmagic (Intermediate)
November 6 Canterbury, KEN IHGS Event
November 9 SoG, LND Research Techniques - How to be Confident in your Family Tree
November 9 Mansfield, NTT Quaker Family History Society Mansfield Meeting
November 13 SoG, LND Suicide in the Family?
November 13 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
November 13 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
November 14 Newtownabbey, ANT Using Land Records
November 15 SoG, LND Visit: Bethlem Museum of the Mind (special talk & tour)
November 16 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
November 16 Woking, SRY Family History Online workshop
November 19 Newtownabbey, ANT Using WikiTree
November 21 SoG, LND Mapping Rich and Poor: Charles Booth's Enquiry into London Life and Labour
November 23 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 2
November 23 Wesley's Chapel, LDN Beyond the Census IV
November 23 Woking, SRY Researching Your Irish Family History workshop
November 27 SoG, LND Online Resources for London Family History
November 29 Pudsey, Nr Leeds, WYS Family Historian Software day
November 30 SoG, LND My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer
November 30 SoG, LND Using The National Archives Website (Workshop)
November 30 Newtownabbey, ANT School Records
December 3 Newtownabbey, ANT Finding Family History Stories
December 5 Newtownabbey, ANT Tracing Relatives of the Belfast Shipyards
December 7 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 3
December 11 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
December 11 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
December 14 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
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February 8 Bristol, BRI The Family History Show, South-West
February 22 Littleton, Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies Of No Fixed Abode (Romany and Traveller) Seminar
March 2 Canterbury, KEN Heraldry
March 14 Oxford, OXF     FFHS AGM/GM 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 28 Canterbury, KEN The Professional Approach
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
May 2 Sheffield, YKS Sheffield Family History Fair
May 10-14 St. Quentin, LEI 2020 Battlefield Tour - The Hindenburg Line
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 20 York, YKS The Family History Show York
June 26-27 NEC, WAR THE Genealogy Show
September 26 Sunbury, SRY The Family History Show London
September 26 Manchester, LAN Conference - Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors

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: