North of Ireland Family History Society

North Armagh Branch


The society was formed in 2004 as the Portadown Family History Society; it changed its name to the North Armagh Family History Society in June 2010 to better reflect the interests of its members.

There is free car parking in Meadow Lane with easy pedestrian access to the Town Hall.

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Calendar 2014 - 2015


Usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Portadown Town Hall, 15-17 Edward Street, Portadown, BT62 3LX. A light supper follows every meeting.
Secretary: Barbara Freeburn,
17 September Rev. Gareth Harron – Surnames: their Origins and Meanings
15 October Richard Edgar – A Call to Arms – Portadown and the Great War
19 November Ian Maxwell – Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors
17 December Group Participation – Brickwalls Demolished
21 January Group Participation - Show and Tell
18 February Jason Diamond – The Earls of Hillsborough [To be confirmed]
18 March Averil Morrow – Robert Morrow, V.C.
15 AprilA.G.M. – and - David Weir – A Display from Craigavon Museum
20 May Kevin Johnston – The Border Reivers
June Mystery Tour [Date to be confirmed; venue Top Secret]

NB. Light Supper after every Meeting

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Officers 2015 - 2016

Chairperson: Audrey Ward

Secretary: Barbara Freeburn

Treasurer: Irene Preston

Members of Council ex officio: the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

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Please refer enquiries to: E-mail:

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Website and Social Media

North Armagh Branch maintains its own website at and has a Facebook Page, a Facebook Group and is on Twitter.

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