North Down and Ards Branch


North Down and Ards Branch usually meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.


Meetings are normally held in the 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG.

Annual Subscription

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

  • £20 for Single Membership
  • £28 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2016-2017

  • Chairperson: Rob Davison
  • Secretary: Hilary Maginnis – E-mail:
  • Treasurer: Alan Parkinson

Social Media

North Down and Ards Branch has a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group.


Thursday 15 September 2016
Introduction to Family History Research

Thursday 20 October 2016
Buried at Canada Farm: Researching Soldiers of the First World War
Ian Montgomery

Thursday 17 November 2016
Local Clocks and Clocktogers
Ian Orr

Thursday 15 December 2016
School and Education Records
Valerie Adams

Thursday 19 January 2017
Researching Court Records
Wesley Geddis

Thursday 16 February 2017
Mark Thompson

Thursday 16 March 2017
Using Family History Software
George Busby

Thursday 20 April 2017
Annual General Meeting
Kindertransport to Ulster
Charlie Warmington

Thursday 18 May 2017
Branch Visit to Comber