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.

Branch Membership 2020-21

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

NewtownabbeyNorth Armagh
South TyroneTyrone

Branches have arranged to hold their monthly meetings on Zoom.
Check the Branch pages for more details.

We look forward to you joining us.

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Shop Service Suspended
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

18 Feb 20 – Following the extended restrictions on travel and contacts announced to further protect personal and public health the Shop service is suspended until the end of March.

NIFHS Branches on Social Media

Some of the 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.

We are Open for Business

  • Branch Membership applications for most 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.

Come and Join Us

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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