Belfast Branch

Do you want to Join or Renew?

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 GroupOver 200 participants from near and far. Someone in the Group may have an answer to your research question. For details see the About details on the Group Page.


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


Physical meetings currently suspended due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Online meetings via Zoom have been arranged – see the Programme.

Programme 2020-21

The Branch is using Zoom video meetings for Talks and to give members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions. Everyone is welcome to join Branch Zoom meetings.

If you would like to participate in a Zoom meeting please contact our Branch Secretary, Alan Hyndman, via email to, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

Help will be available for members who have not previously used Zoom.

Tuesday 27 April 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Martha Craig”
David Hume

Tuesday 25 May 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Belfast City Cemetery Heritage Project”
Anthony Rogan
(Annual General Meeting to be arranged)

Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 7pm
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“A Virtual Bus Tour of the Ards Peninsula”

Previous Meeting Topics

Tuesday 22 September 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Family History from Lockdown”

Tuesday 27 October 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Tracing the Irish in Scotland”
Chris Paton

Tuesday 24 November 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Family Matters – Distance No Object”
Ken & Alison Tait

Tuesday 15 December 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
A Very Merry Quizmas

Tuesday 26 January 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Back Again”
A general get together to discuss what we’ve done in 2020

Tuesday 23 February 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Ballymacarrett Cemetery”
Charlotte Murtagh

Tuesday 23 March 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
“Breaking Down Brick Walls”
Martin McDowell

The North of Ireland Family History Society

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Membership Application / Renewal Form 2020-21

Membership is for the calendar year from 1 September to 31 August.
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Subscription to Join or Renew as a Belfast Branch Member

For the Year 2020-21
Single £16.00
Joint £22.00
All payments in UK Sterling (GBP) only.
The membership subscription is treated as a charitable donation to the Society.

Filling in your details

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