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.
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April 17 Strood, KEN Family Detective - for young people aged 11 to 15 years
April 17 Leeds, WYS Family Historian software - learning and sharing
April 26-27 Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY Family Tree Live
April 27 Woking, SRY Family History Online workshop
April 27 Strood, KEN Family History Training - Intermediate 1
May 1 SoG, LND The History of Enfield Town (see related walk on 23 May)
May 1 Strood, KEN Family History Training - Intermediate 2
May 4 SoG, LND What to do with your Family History Research
May 4 Bury St Edmunds, SFK The Maharajah Duleep Singh, Queen Victoria and Suffolk
May 4 Manchester, LAN Family History Research for beginners. Death Records 'Can these dry bones speak'
May 4 Newport, IOW One Day Conference and Annual General Meeting
May 8 SoG, LND Using the LDS FamilySearch Films at the Society of Genealogists
May 9 SoG, LND Newspapers for Family Historians
May 10 SoG, LND Walk: Battle of Barnet
May 11 Amersham, BKM Guild of One-Name Studies From Cradle to Grave Seminar
May 11 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
May 11 Bristol, AVN Quaker Family History Society Bristol Meeting
May 12 Manchester, M25 0JT 17th Annual Northern Jewish Genealogy Conference
May 15 SoG, LND Scanning for Family Historians (Desktop & Mobile)
May 15 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
May 15 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
May 16 Manchester, LAN Scottish Heritage Day
May 18 York, YKS FFHS Conference Every Ancestors Matters II
May 18 Chesterfield, DBY Family History, Local History and Heritage Society's 'show case event' plus Crafts [Fair]
May 18 SoG, LND Talking Family History
May 18 SoG, LND Tracing your European Ancestors: East & West
May 18 Woking, SRY How we used to live - family history day at Surrey History Centre
May 20 SoG, LND Family History Getaway: Unravelling Ancestral Secrets through DNA
May 20 Canterbury, KEN The Parish and The Manor
May 23 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Enfield Town
May 24 SoG, LND Visit: Gloucestershire Archives
May 25 SoG, LND History of the 19th Century Cemeteries (and earlier) Crypts of London
May 25 SoG, LND Fleshing Out the Bones of our Ancestors Using Local History Sources
June 1 Shrewsbury, SAL Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2019
June 1 SoG, LND Victorian Life Upstairs and Downstairs
June 1 SoG, LND Electronic Family History for Refreshers
June 1 London, LND Local History Day
June 5 SoG, LND A Family Historian's Brushes with the Law
June 5 Canterbury, KEN How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer
June 6 SoG, LND Walk: Historic Bermondsey: Beer, Biscuits and Beatification
June 7 SoG, LND Visit: Margravine Cemetery
June 7-8 NEC Birmingham, WMD The Genealogy Show 2019
June 8 SoG, LND Don't Believe Everything you're Told & Documenting your Family History
June 8 Canterbury , KEN Coach Outing to KEW
June 12 SoG, LND London's Villages: Chelsea
June 15 London, LND FIBIS AGM and Lecture Meeting
June 17 Canterbury, KEN Army and RAF
June 19 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
June 19 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
June 21 SoG, LND Visit: Huguenot Museum
June 21 SoG, LND Walk: Around Rochester - An Historic Medway Town
June 22 York, YKS The Family History Show, York
June 22 SoG, LND My Ancestor was a Brushmaker
June 22 SoG, LND Manorial Records and Property & Taxation Records: Sources for Researching Rich & Poor Ancestors
June 27 SoG, LND The WHO, the WHERE and the WHAT of Looking for Family in New Zealand
June 29 Rochester, KEN Cancelled due to poor take-up - Kent Family History Society Open Day
June 29 SoG, LND Getting Organised - Organise your Work, your Computer, your Desk and Yourself!
June 30 - 5 July Galway, GAL National University of Ireland Galway, Ancestry Summer School
July 1 Canterbury, KEN Royal Navy and Royal Marines
July 3 SoG, LND French Connections in Soho
July 6 Bristol, BRI The Family History Show, South West
July 6 SoG, LND Understanding & Using the Findmypast Website
July 10 SoG, LND Living Through Religious Revolution: English Church Life 1534-1559
July 13 SoG, LND Birth & Death: Discover the Hidden Secrets of Registration
July 16 London, LND An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies
July 16 London, LND Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records.
July 17 SoG, LND Monumental Inscriptions - A Good Source?
July 17 Canterbury, KEN IHGS Event
July 18 SoG, LND Irish Wills in the Society Library
July 19 SoG, LND Walk: Burkers & Bodysnatchers
July 20 SoG, LND Electronic Workflows for the Family Historian
July 20 SoG, LND Tracing Family History in Lancashire
July 24 SoG, LND Shortcuts in Family History Research
July 25 SoG, LND Tracing your Ancestors through Death Records
July 27 Aylesbury, BKM Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
July 27 SoG, LND Latin for Beginners
July 31 SoG, LND Getting the Most from SoG Data Online
August 3 Selby, NRY Guild of One-Name Studies Maritime aspects of Yorkshire Seminar
August 3 SoG, LND Good Research Techniques
August 3 SoG, LND Walk: Cholera in Southwark
August 3 SoG, LND Practical Blogging for Family History - Using Wordpress
August 7 SoG, LND Understanding and Using the 1939 Register
August 10 SoG, LND My Ancestor came from Dorset: Those that stayed & those that went
August 10 SoG, LND My Ancestor came from Devon: Those that stayed & those that went
August 14 SoG, LND Sea, Sand & Sail - Employment of the Sea
August 14 SoG, LND County Records - Justices of the Peace Petty & Quarter Sessions
August 17 SoG, LND Family Tree Maker Software - Beyond the Basics
August 21 SoG, LND 5 Killer Apps for Mobile Genealogy
August 23 SoG, LND Visit: Norfolk Archives
August 24 Esher, SRY The London Family History Show
NB this event is on Sat 24, not Sun 25 as initially listed
August 24 SoG, LND Family Historian Software Practical for Intermediate Users
August 24 SoG, LND Roundheads & Cavaliers: The English Civil War
August 29 SoG, LND Walk: Civil War Connections around St Paul's & Cheapside
August 31 SoG, LND Careers in Genealogy: Successful Writing for Family & Local History Publications
August 31 SoG, LND Reading & Understanding French Family History Documents (basic French helpful)
September 4 SoG, LND Westward Ho! Emigration from the British Isles to North America
September 5 SoG, LND Stage 2 Evening Skills Course
September 7 SoG, LND Researching World War II Servicemen and Women
September 7 SoG, LND My Ancestor was Scottish
September 14 SoG, LND Tracing your Irish Ancestry - for Beginners and Refreshers
September 14 SoG, LND Moving your Irish Research On
September 14 Canterbury, KEN DNA: A beginner's guide for family historians
September 14 Ipswich, SFK Suffolk Family History Society Fair
September 18 SoG, LND Tracing your Medieval Ancestors: The Realistic Possibilities
September 20 SoG, LND Visit: Dudley Archives & Local History Centre
September 21 SoG, LND Tracing the History of your House - For Family Historians
September 23 Canterbury, KEN Report Writing - How to Manage a Research Task
September 25 SoG, LND My Ancestor Worked in the Theatre
September 27-28 Oxford, OXF AGRA Conference: Bloomin' Ancestors - Giving Your Family History Personality
September 28 Bristol, BRI Bristol & Avon FHS Family History Fair
September 28 SoG, LND In the Name of God, Amen: Wills Workshop
September 28 Wetherby, YKS Guild of One Name Studies, Yorkshire Regional Meeting
October 2 SoG, LND Shopkeeper Ancestors
October 2 Canterbury, KEN Using Archives and Getting Organised
October 3 SoG, LND Visit: Coventry Archives
October 5 Woodstock, OXF Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
October 5 SoG, LND Family History for Beginners & Refreshers: Parish Registers
October 5 Ormskirk, LAN Dig Up Your Roots In West Lancashire 2019
October 5 Manchester, LAN Family History Research for beginners. Wills and Probate
October 9 SoG, LND Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists
October 12 Whitmore, Newcastle-u-Lyme, STS Guild of One-Name Studies Potteries Seminar
October 12 Doncaster, YKS Doncaster & DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019
October 12 Merthyr Tydfil, GLA Glamorgan FHS Family History Fair
October 12 SoG, LND Brickwalls & Lost Ancestors
October 12 SoG, LND How our Ancestors Died
October 12 Birmingham, WAR Further Steps in Family History
October 12 London, LND FIBIS Open Lecture Meeting
October 16 SoG, LND Researching World War I & World War II Prisoners of War
October 19 SoG, LND Getting the Best from the Ancestry Website
October 22 SoG, LND Free Society Library Tours
October 24-26 London, MDX Rootstech London 2019
November 2 Woking, SRY The Surrey Family History Fair
November 2 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 1
November 2 Manchester, LAN Family History Research for beginners. Scottish and Irish Reseearch
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 13 SoG, LND Suicide in the Family?
November 15 SoG, LND Visit: Bethlem Museum of the Mind (special talk & tour)
November 16 Huddersfield, WYK Huddersfield Family & Local History Fair
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 27 SoG, LND Online Resources for London Family History
November 30 SoG, LND My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer
November 30 SoG, LND Using The National Archives Website (Workshop)
December 7 SoG, LND Writing your Family History - Part 3
December 14 SoG, LND Family Historian Software for Beginners & Refreshers
2020 2020 2020
February 22 Littleton, Winchester, HAM Guild of One-Name Studies Of No Fixed Abode (Romany and Traveller) Seminar
March 14 Oxford, OXF     FFHS AGM/GM 2020
May 16 Ruishton, Taunton, SOM Guild of One-Name Studies On the Wrong Side of the Law 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
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.

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