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

The Big Celebration Day is
Saturday 20 June 2020.

DNA Summer School

The first NIFHS DNA Summer School is on
from Monday 26th to Friday 30th August.

10 Classes over 5 days.
In-depth Content – Expert Presenters

Select those topics that are of interest to you,
or go for all of them.
Some already fully booked.
Book your place or places now !

NIFHS DNA Summer School

The Spring Programme of Courses has finished.
Preparation for the Autumn series will begin soon.
But the NIFHS DNA Summer School is on –
from Monday 26th to Friday 30th August!
The classes are open to members and non-members.

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The Society’s Annual General Meeting

will be held at 11 am on Saturday, 21st September 2019 in Seymour Street Methodist Church Hall, Lisburn.  The Lisburn Branch is hosting the AGM together with arrangements for Lunch and visiting places of interest in the locality.

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North of Ireland DNA Project

The Society has established a project to use DNA testing as an aid to making genealogical connections within and between families whose roots are in the North of Ireland.

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The NIFHS Research Centre “C4”

Find out how our Research Centre with its Resources and our online Shop can help your research in Family History.
Open from 2 pm to 8 pm
on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August.

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NIFHS Smile & Shop

Do you shop on Amazon UK?  If so, next time use  Amazon will then, at no cost to you, make a donation to a charity of your choice.  The North of Ireland Family History Society is one of the charities to benefit.

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Join NIFHS for 2019

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 online, go to the Associate Membership page and submit your application via PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit/debit card).

To join or renew by post use the Associate Membership Form with a cheque or Bankers Draft in UK Sterling drawn on a UK Bank to the Society.

Associate Members receive the two issues of the North Irish Roots journal published during the membership year.

Branches on Social Media

Some of the NIFHS Branches use social media to extend their contact with those interested in Family History research.  More …

About Members-Only Content

The list of Resources available online for NIFHS Members. ­

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?

What’s On?

The new season of talks arranged by the various Branches starts in September. All are open to the public. The Branch Membership year runs from September to August. New members are especially welcome. Join early to get the maximum benefit.

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


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

NIFHS Map 11 Branches

Front cover of North Irish Roots Vol. 30.1

The latest issue – Volume 30 No. 1
has been dispatched to Members.

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

Research Centre