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.


Biennial Competition 2021
“Family Memories”

Details published

Closing Date: Friday 28th May 2021

From Family Tree
to Family History

Course Notes Booklet

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Branch Membership 2020-21

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

BallymenaBelfastCauseway
FoyleKillyleaghLarneLisburn
NewtownabbeyNorth Armagh
South TyroneTyrone

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NIFHS 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.



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

  • Membership applications and renewals for 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.

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JSTOR Access Change 2021

The arrangement for NIFHS members to have free access to the JSTOR Ireland Collection changed with effect from 1 January 2021.

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