Ballymena Branch


Ballymena Branch usually meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. from September to May.


Meetings are held in Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017

  • £25 for Single Membership
  • £30 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2017-2018

  • Chairperson: Brian O’Hara
  • Secretary: Sharon King – E-mail:
  • Treasurer: Alan Rosborough

Social Media

Ballymena Branch has a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group.


Thursday 29 September 2016
Registration & welcome.  Introduction to NIFHS website and various other useful websites for family history research

Thursday 27 October 2016
DNA talk – Family Finder test (Autosomal) –  How to find living cousins & the basics; how do I work with & interpret my results?

Thursday 24 November 2016
“Merchant sailors from Glenaan to Glenarm lost in the 1st World War”
Ian Bradley

December 2016
Christmas Dinner

Thursday 26 January 2017
Table Talks

Thursday 23 February 2017
1798 ‘Faithful to the Last’
John Craig Lyttle

Thursday 30 March 2017
“A tour through Ulster’s graveyards”
Dr William Roulston

Thursday 27 April 2017
Annual General Meeting, followed by
Dr P. J. O’Hara, a local doctor
Brian O’Hara

Thursday 25 May 2017
Table Talks