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.



Coronavirus Emergency

For details for joining or renewing
Branch Membership during the Emergency go to the Branch’s page.

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NewtownabbeyNorth Armagh
South TyroneTyrone


As the latest edition of North Irish Roots has been distributed
renewal of Associate Membership for 2021
can now be accepted online.

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New Booklet now available

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How to Transfer DNA Results

How to Transfer Your DNA Results Martin McDowell, one the expert speakers at the recent RUFHS event, has supplied the set of information sheets on transferring your DNA results to other databases.


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NIFHS is now on Parish Chest

Parish Chest is the shopfront for the membership and publication products available from the many organisations under the roof of the Family History Federation.  NIFHS products are now on show at the heart of the family history research community.

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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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NIFHS Smile & Shop – Android App

Do you shop on Amazon UK?  If so, next time use smile.amazon.co.uk.  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 Branches on Social Media

Some of the 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 meetings these channels may be useful for making progress in your research.



Join NIFHS

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 a credit/debit card or your PayPal account.

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.

We are Open for Business

  • Branch Membership applications for most Branches can be done online.
  • Associate Membership applications for 2021 can be done online.
  • Members can exchange views and help one another through our many Facebook Pages and Groups  shown above. 
  • The online Shop is open for ordering most items in our products catalogue.

Come and Join Us

Amazon Smile for NIFHS

image - AmazonSmileDo you shop on Amazon UK?  If so, next time use smile.amazon.co.uk.  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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