Belfast Branch


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.

Belfast Branch usually meets on
the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
from September to May.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018

  • £24 for Single Membership
  • £32 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Guests and visitors are welcome to attend meetings without charge.

Officers 2017-2018

  • Chairperson: Michael Parkinson
  • Secretary: Christine McCurry – E-mail:
  • Treasurer: Alastair Gray

Programme 2018

Tuesday 23 January 2018
Using Newspaper Archives
Mike McKeag

TUESDAY 13 February 2018 – 2.30 pm
Note the change of date and time
Visit by Group A (Max 8) to Newspaper Library
10 Library Street, Belfast

THURSDAY 22 February 2018 – 2.30 pm
Note the change of date and time
Visit by Group B (Max 8) to Newspaper Library
10 Library Street, Belfast

Tuesday 27 February 2018
The Usefulness of GRONI to the Family Historian
Speaker from GRONI

Tuesday 6 March 2018 – Afternoon
Visit to the GRONI
Colby House, Stranmillis Court, Belfast BT9 5RR

Tuesday 27 March 2018 – 7.30pm
LDS Family Search Online
Martin McDowell

Tuesday 10 April 2018
Visit (to be arranged)

Tuesday 24 April 2018
(Annual General Meeting)
The 1798 Rebellion
John Lyttle

Tuesday 22 May 2018
Belfast’s Original Poorhouse
Louise Canavan

Saturday 9 June 2018
Summer Outing
Theme “1798 Battlefields in County Down”
followed by an Evening Meal
Contact the Branch Secretary for full details

Programme 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Introducing the Society and Branch – The Chairman
How to Start Your Family Tree – Fintan Mullan

Saturday 7 October 2017 – time to be confirmed
Visit on Open Day at the NIFHS Research Centre
at C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey

Tuesday 24 October 2017
Two Talk Tuesday:
How We Lived Then – Michael McKeag
Looking at Maps – Michael Parkinson

Tuesday 7 November 2017
Visit to the PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ

Tuesday 28 November 2017 – 7:30pm
Belfast in the Twentieth Century decade by decade (Illustrated) – Norman Weatherall

Tuesday 5 December 2017 – 2:30pm
Visit to The Belfast City Hall Exhibition

Tuesday 19 December 2017
(N.B. Please note this is the 3rd Tuesday)
Christmas Party with Guest Speaker
It’s the way we say it! – Kathleen Morrison