The North of Ireland Family History Society is a registered charity (NIC106071) with particular reference to the nine counties of Ulster.
For over 40 years promoting and encouraging the private and public study of family history, genealogy, heraldry and local history.

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NIFHS logoAssociate Membership is for those, typically living far away, who do not attend meetings but who wish to enjoy the Benefits of Membership. Applications for the 2022 Year can now be accepted “early”. The 2022 Application Form is now available. For new members the membership term will include the remainder of 2021 and the 2022 year.

Branch Membership is for those can attend meetings, and wish to have voting rights in addition to enjoying the other Benefits of Membership. Sign up for the 2021-22 season now. Go to the Branch Membership Forms page, select the Branch and submit your application via PayPal using a credit/debit card or your PayPal account.

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Introductory Booklets

cover image - Census Records

Beginner, Census, Church Records, Research, Websites

County Booklets


Cavan, Fermanagh,
Londonderry, Monaghan,

Location Booklets


Ballymacarret Methodist,
Lisburn Parish of Blaris

Alan Godfrey Maps

Omagh 1906

One Inch Series,
Town Series

NIFHS Branches on Social Media

Many NIFHS Branches use social media to extend their contact with those interested in Family History research. Facebook Groups may be “Public” or “Private”. During this time of restrictions on physical  meetings these channels may be useful for making progress in your research.

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