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

More details can be found on the Courses page.

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 .

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NIFHS Smile & Shop – Android App

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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NIFHS Map 11 Branches

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

With 40 years of promoting and encouraging personal and public study of family history research at home and abroad.

Research Centre

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

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.


Join NIFHS for 2020

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.

Ballynure – New Resouces

Lest We Forget” about the WWI Rolls of Honour in two churches in Ballynure, Co. Antrim has been made available to the Society by its author Mr Richard T Wallace.  More …

Ballynure Old Graveyard” by Mr Stephen Bell of the Ballynure Historical Group assisted by Mr Richard T Wallace has been made available to the Society.  More …

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. ­

Lisburn Parish of Blaris

Lisburn Parish of Blaris
published by our Lisburn Branch
and available from our Shop

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?

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