The North of Ireland Family History Society is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation encouraging an interest in family history with particular reference to the nine counties in the historic Province of Ulster.

Find out how joining our Society at one of its Branches or with Associate Membership can help your research.

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Top Picks

Ballymena Family History Fair and Family Tree DNA Event – Sat. 2 Sep.

Causeway Conference 25-29 September

Test your DNA (with a discount)

Family Trees – Are your relatives here?

New NIFHS Census Records Booklet

FindMyPast All World Edition – Free @ C4

Autumn Courses – Dates now published

Find out how our Research Centre with its Resources and online Shop can help your family history research.

Research Centre

Courses for Autumn 2017

The North of Ireland Family History Society runs courses on a variety of topics for Members and the public.

The details of the Courses being offered for Autumn 2017 are now available. The start dates are given below.
Booking your place now by email to

5 September – Family Finder 1 (Tuesdays)
9 September – Starting your Genealogy (Saturdays)
30 September – Transcription – Method and Benefits (Wednesday)
3 October – Family Tree Maker – Basics and Benefits (Tuesday)
3 October – Websites for Genealogy (Tuesday)
10 October – Valuation Records (Tuesday)
16 October – Family Finder 2 (Mondays)
17 October – Writing Up Your Family History (Tuesday)
17 October – Researching Military Ancestors (Tuesday)
31 October – Halloween Lock-In (Tuesday)

7 November – Understanding Heraldry (Tuesday)
8 November – It’s All About Me (Wednesday)
11 November – Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Results (Saturday)
14 November – Emigration to Australia and New Zealand (Tuesday)
14 November – The Advantages of Y-DNA (Tuesday)
15 November – Using Family Search (Wednesday)
21 November – Life in Ulster in the 1830s (Tuesday)
22 November – Land Records (Wednesday)


NIFHS logoAssociate Membership is for those, typically living far away, who do not attend meetings but who wish to enjoy the other Benefits of Membership. To join or renew, go to the Associate Membership page and submit your application online via PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit/debit card), or post the Associate Membership Form with a Cheque or Bankers Draft in UK Sterling drawn on a UK Bank to the Society.


The All World Edition of FindMyPast is now available for Members to use on a computer in the C4 Research Centre Office.

Featured Shop Product

The new NIFHS booklet launched for the  WDYTYA? Live 2017 in Birmingham.

Family Trees

The Society’s collection of Family Trees has now been indexed – are your relatives mentioned there?  Or in the Ancestor Charts?  Or in the Mourning Cards?

Family History Conference

The Causeway Coast and Glens Branch has organised a 5 day Conference 25-29 September 2017 in Portrush. More details …

About Members-Only Content

The list of Resources available online for NIFHS Members. ­