Ballymena Branch

Coronavirus Emergency

During the Coronavirus Emergency the monthly Branch Meetings in physical venues cannot be held.

The use of digital meetings is being actively researched with the aim of giving members a forum for their interests and research during the restrictions.


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.


Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020

  • £25 for Single Membership
  • £30 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2019-20

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

Social Media

Ballymena Branch has a Facebook Closed Group.

Programme 2019-20

The previous Branch Programme is included here to show the intended range of topics to be presented.  However the Coronavirus Emergency cut the Programme short.

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