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 (for the 12 months from 1st January to 31st December) is for those, typically living far away, who do not attend local meetings but who wish to enjoy the Benefits of Membership.  Use the 2022 Application Form and submit your application making payment by credit/debit card or from your PayPal account.

Branch Membership (for the 12 months from 1st September to 31st August) is for those can attend local meetings, and wish to have voting rights in addition to enjoying the other Benefits of Membership. Go to the Branch Membership Forms page, select the Branch you wish to join and submit your application making payment by credit/debit card or from your PayPal account.


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Member’s Interests 
updated 6 January
Surnames Index
Members Queries Index

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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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