Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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: Michael Parkinson
  • Secretary: Alan Hyndman – Email:
  • Treasurer: Margaret Armstrong

Social Media

Belfast Branch has a Facebook Private Group.

Belfast Facebook Private Group


Currently Suspended
Belfast Branch usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. from September to May.


Meetings are held in the C. S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT.

Programme 2020-21

The Branch is intending to use Zoom video meetings to give members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Please contact our Branch Secretary, Alan Hyndman, if you would like to participate in the Zoom meetings.  Email:

Help will be available if you have not previously used Zoom.

Tuesday 22 September 2020
“Family History from Lockdown”

Tuesday 27 October 2020
“Tracing the Irish in Scotland”
Chris Patton

Tuesday 24 November 2020
“Family Matters – Distance No Object”
Ken & Alison Tait

Tuesday 15 December 2020
A Very Merry Quizmas

Coronavirus Emergency restrictions and precautions will affect group meetings.  Changes in the Programme may  result.

Tuesday 26 January 2021
“Back Again”
A general get together to discuss what we’ve done since we last met

Tuesday 23 February 2021
“An Armchair Tour of Dundonald Cemetery”
Peter McCabe

Tuesday 23 March 2021
“Breaking Down Brick Walls”
Martin McDowell

Tuesday 25 May 2021
(Annual General Meeting)
“The Highs and Lows of Family Research”
Allen Johnston