The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) has the following Branches in the North of Ireland. Click or tap on the Branch name below for the details about the Branch or on the map location pin to get the Branch meeting time and location summary.

Ballymena  Belfast  Causeway Coast & Glens Foyle – Killyleagh

 Larne  LisburnNewtownabbey – North Armagh – South TyroneTyrone

To join a Branch just attend any of its meetings and introduce yourself to the person chairing the meeting; you might wish to e-mail the Branch Secretary whose e-mail address is included on the Branch’s page.  You are welcome to attend a meeting without joining, though some Branches may charge a visitor fee.   Membership of the Society confers a number of Benefits.

Each Branch generally meets once a month from September to May for a talk or a workshop or a visit to a record repository or some other place of interest.  Some Branches produce newsletters for their Members and many undertake projects – to transcribe and index records for example.  They sometimes organise social events or summer outings.

The Branch Notes reference document contains useful information for a Branch’s Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members and for anyone wishing to establish a new Branch.

Branches on Social Media

Many Branches have taken their interest in family history to a wider audience through use of the social media channels available today.  You may wish to check out their Facebook Pages and Groups (some public, some closed) if you have an interest in a particular locality.