HALLOWE’EN WEEK SPECIALimage - AmazonSmileUse smile.amazon.co.uk instead of www.amazon.co.uk.   Amazon will normally, at no cost to you, pay 0.5% of your bill (less VAT etc.) to a charity.

From Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November Amazon will pay a significantly larger percentage to your charity – so do your shopping then.
The North of Ireland Family History Society is one of the charities you can choose. Read more …
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A new Branch for Family History Research

The Inaugural Meeting to form the South Tyrone Branch
was held on Tuesday 18th September
in the Killymaddy Centre, 190 Ballygawley Road, Dungannon BT70 1TF.

The new Branch will meet in the Killymaddy Centre
at 8 pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Next Meeting is on Tuesday 16th October. All welcome.

Change of Date and Time for Meetings
Tyrone Branch

The Tyrone Branch will meet on the 1st Wednesday
in the months October – May.
Venue  – The Local History Section, Omagh Library,
1 Spillars Place, Omagh, BT78 1HL.
Starting time 7.30 p.m.
Next Meeting is on Wednesday 7th November. All welcome.

Autumn 2018 Courses with start dates

More details on the Courses page.

The courses are open to members and non-members.

Are you interested in any of these courses?

Book your place now.
Email Martin at Education@NIFHS.org to book a place.

Please give your

  • Full Name, Membership Number (if any), Course Title, Course Date
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If the course you are interested in is marked FULLY BOOKED,
email Martin at Education@NIFHS.org for a place on the waiting list.
If demand is sufficient the course may be repeated.

A course will not run if there are not enough enrolments for it.

JSTOR for NIFHS Members

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An outline of what you can find in the JSTOR Ireland Collection which is provided free of charge to all paid up NIFHS branch and associate members with an email address registered with JSTOR Support.

The Beginner’s Introduction to JSTOR

NIFHS Smile & Shop

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If so, next time use smile.amazon.co.uk instead of www.amazon.co.uk.  Amazon will then, at no cost to you, pay 0.5% of your purchase price (less VAT etc.) to a charity of your choice.
The North of Ireland Family History Society is one of the charities to benefit. Read more …
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with your family and friends


A presentation by Martin McDowell
giving useful information about
and the North of Ireland DNA Project.

What’s On?

The new season of talks arranged by the various Branches is 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.


Find out how joining our Society at one of its Branches or with Associate Membership can help your research.

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The Spring 2018 issue of the NIFHS Journal (Volume 29.1) has been published and dispatched to Members.

Find out how our Research Centre with its Resources and online Shop can help your family history research.

Research Centre


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, go to the Associate Membership page and submit your application online via PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit/debit card), or post the Associate Membership Form with a Cheque or Bankers Draft in UK Sterling drawn on a UK Bank to the Society.

Branches on Social Media

Some of the NIFHS Branches use social media to extend their contact with those interested in Family History research.  More …

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?

About Members-Only Content

The list of Resources available online for NIFHS Members. ­


The All World Edition of Findmypast is now available for Members to use on a new laptop computer in the Research Centre.


List of Contact addresses.

The North of Ireland DNA Project

In taking forward its key objective of fostering an interest in family history with special reference to families who have roots in the North of Ireland and their descendants wherever they may be, the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) 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.  More …