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

Research Centre & Office: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS.
Premises Open: Tuesdays 2pm – 8pm (except in holiday periods) and By Arrangement.

JSTOR for NIFHS Members

image - JSTOR Logo

An outline of what you can find in the JSTOR Ireland Collection which is provided free of charge to all paid up NIFHS branch and associate members with an email address registered with JSTOR Support.

The Beginner’s Introduction to JSTOR

NIFHS Smile & Shop

image - AmazonSmileDo you shop on Amazon UK?
If so, next time use instead of  Amazon will then, at no cost to you, pay 0.5% of your purchase price (less VAT etc.) to a charity of your choice.
The North of Ireland Family History Society is one of the charities to benefit. Read more …
Share this NIFHS Smile & Shop news
with your family and friends


A presentation by Martin McDowell
giving useful information about
and the North of Ireland DNA Project.

What’s On?

The new season of talks arranged by the various Branches is starting soon 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 10

Top Picks

JSTOR for Members – a free online resource

Your DNA Testing – with a discount

Family Trees – Are your relatives here?

The Spring 2018 issue of the NIFHS Journal (Volume 29.1) has been published and dispatched to Members.

Associate Members are invited to continue their support of the Society by renewing their membership for 2018.

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

Research Centre

Top Picks

Are you interested in any of these topics?

The next Courses Programme is being planned for Autumn 2018.
Email Martin at if you wish

  • to express your interest in any of these topics
  • to suggest a subject to be considered for inclusion in the Programme

Please give your

  • Full Name, Email Address, Membership Number (if any), Course Title

Join NIFHS for 2018

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, go to the Associate Membership page and submit your application online via PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit/debit card), or post the Associate Membership Form with a Cheque or Bankers Draft in UK Sterling drawn on a UK Bank to the Society.

Branches on Social Media

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

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?

About Members-Only Content

The list of Resources available online for NIFHS Members. ­


The All World Edition of Findmypast is now available for Members to use on a new laptop computer in the Research Centre.


List of Contact addresses.

The North of Ireland DNA Project

In taking forward its key objective of fostering an interest in family history with special reference to families who have roots in the North of Ireland and their descendants wherever they may be, the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) 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.  More …