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.
C4 Closed : Tuesdays 11th, 18th, 25th December & 1st January

JSTOR for NIFHS Members

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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

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

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.

Branches on Social Media

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

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The latest issue – Volume 29 No. 2
is being posted out to Members.

Associate Membership Renewal for 2019
is now open.

Renew Now for 2019

As the second issue of our  journal “North Irish Roots” for the 2018 year has been published we can now accept online Associate Membership Renewals for 2019. Renewing early helps to spread the workload and reduces the New Year peak.

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.

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

Research Centre

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 …