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.

Ballycarry DNA Project

The next event is being held on
Monday 9 December 2019 at 7.30pm
in  Islandmagee Community Centre
at the Gobbins Centre.

More details about the Project are
on the Ballycarry DNA Project page.

NIFHS Courses for Autumn 2019

November 2nd – Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Results
November 5th – Understanding Heraldry
November 14th – Using Land Records
November 19th – Using WikiTree
November 30th – School Records
December 3rd – Finding Family History Stories
December 5th – Tracing Relatives of the Belfast Shipyards – FULLY BOOKED

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 and Thursdays.

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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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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.


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.

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.

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. ­

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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