The North of Ireland Family History Society is a registered charity (NIC106071) with particular reference to the nine counties of Ulster.

Research Centre & Office: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS.
Premises Open: Tuesdays 2pm – 8pm (except in holiday periods) and By Arrangement.

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

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North of Ireland DNA Project
Test your DNA (with a discount)

Family Trees – Are your relatives here?

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

Research Centre

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New NIFHS Census Records Booklet

FindMyPast on a new laptop – Free @ C4

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
If a course is marked FULLY BOOKED! you may add your name to the waiting list; if demand is sufficient an extra course may be arranged.

5 September – Family Finder 1 (Tuesdays) FULLY BOOKED!
9 September – Starting your Genealogy (Saturdays)
30 September – Transcription: Method and Benefits (Saturday)
3 October – Family Tree Maker: Basics and Benefits (Tuesday) FULLY BOOKED!
3 October – Websites for Genealogy (Tuesday)
10 October – Valuation Records (Tuesday)
16 October – Family Finder 2 (Mondays) FULLY BOOKED!
– POSTPONED due to adverse weather forecast for 16/10
17 October – Writing Up Your Family History (Tuesday)
17 October – Researching Military Ancestors (Tuesday)
31 October – Halloween Lock-In (Tuesday)

1 November – Family Finder (Wednesday) Additional Series
7 November – Understanding Heraldry (Tuesday)
11 November – Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Results (Saturday) FULLY BOOKED!
14 November – It’s All About Me (Tuesday) NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE
14 November – Emigration to Australia and New Zealand (Tuesday)
14 November – The Advantages of Y-DNA (Tuesday)
15 November – Using Family Search (Wednesday) FULLY BOOKED!
21 November – Family Tree Maker (Tuesday) Additional presentation
22 November – Land Records (Wednesday)
28 November – Life in Ulster in the 1830s (Tuesday) NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE

Join NIFHS for 2018

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.

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?

About Members-Only Content

The list of Resources available online for NIFHS Members. ­


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


The Calendar includes events planned by the Society and its Branches.  Details may be subject to change.
Please confirm details with the organising Branch.