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.

Introductory Booklets

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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

Branch Membership 2020-21

For details about joining or renewing as a Branch Member go to the Branch’s page.

NewtownabbeyNorth Armagh
South TyroneTyrone

Associate Membership 2021

For details about joining
as an Associate Member go to
the Associate Membership page.

For renewing Associate Membership
go directly to the online form.

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.


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.

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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.

Read about the change.

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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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