Ballymena Branch

During the Coronavirus Emergency

Renew or Join as a Branch Member online

Want to Renew?
The Renewal Forms for the new season are being sent out shortly. However, the Coronavirus Emergency restrictions and precautions mean that the monthly Branch Meetings where the forms and payments are usually handed in cannot take place.
So how can membership be renewed?

  • Do it Online. A new option this year.
    Fill in a form and then pay by debit/credit card via PayPal.
    Go to the Online Ballymena Branch Membership Form.
  • Post the “form and cheque” to the Branch Treasurer is an option.

Whichever option we look forward to you being with us this year.

Want to Join?
No need to worry about Renewal Forms.
Go to the Online Balllymena Branch Membership Form.

We look forward to you joining with us this year.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2020-21

  • Chairperson: Brian O’Hara
  • Secretary: Rosemary Boreland – Email:
  • Treasurer: Alan Rosborough

Social Media

Ballymena Branch has a Facebook Closed Group.


Currently Suspended
Ballymena Branch usually meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. from September to May.


Meetings are held in Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ.

Programme 2019-20

Last year’s Branch Programme is included here to show the range of topics that was to be presented during the year.  However the Coronavirus Emergency cut the Programme short.

The Branch is actively investigating the possible use of video meetings to give members a forum for their interests and research during the restrictions.

Thursday 26 September 2019
Registration and Welcome to NIFHS

Thursday 31 October 2019
Genealogical Records From the 18th Century
Dr William Roulston

Thursday 28 November 2019
Researching Your WW1 Ancestors
Alan Rosborough

Thursday 5 December 2019
Christmas Dinner
Tullyglass House Hotel

Thursday 30 January 2020
DNA Talk for Beginners
Martin McDowell

Thursday 27 February 2020
Virtual Tour of C4 and PRONI

Events in March – June cancelled
due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Thursday 26 March 2020
Visit to NIFHS Library at C4 Valley Business Centre
(Shared transport)

Thursday 30 April 2020
Visit to PRONI
(Shared transport leaving Braid Car Park at 6pm)

Thursday 28 May 2020
Annual General Meeting
followed by a short talk