Go to GENEVA to find UK family history events.

22 Oct

I have recently been looking for family history events to attend in the UK, and I came across the GENEVA website. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere else before so I thought I would share it with you.

GENEVA describes itself as “an online calendar of GENenalogical EVents and Activites” and is run jointly on behalf of GENUKI and the Federation of Family History Societies. Most of the events seem to be located in England, although any events relating to UK and Ireland family history can be included.

It is not a comprehensive list, as it relies on the event organiser submitting the details of their event. Some of the events are society conferences, like the Sussex Family History Group conference on March 20th next year, so make sure you check details and membership requirements before attending. The calendar provides links to the event website where available.

Some are national events, like Who Do You Think You Are? Live next February and The Family History Event in May 2011, some are commercial family history fairs, whilst some are lectures or educational events.

There is a real mixture of events here, and certainly enough to keep me busy in between visits to the archives and visiting ancestral homes and churches (especially now winter is coming). If you are looking for family history events in the UK, then this calendar is a great resource.

I think my next event will be the West Surrey FHS Family History Fair and Open Day on the 31st October at Woking, Surrey. As well as lots of family and local history societies attending, I notice there will also be several postcard dealers as well, could be an expensive day out!

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