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.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

  • £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 2018-19

  • Chairperson: Michael Parkinson
  • Secretary: Christine McCurry – Email:
  • Treasurer: Alastair Gray

Programme 2018-19

Tuesday 22 January 2019
The Men Who Built the Titanic
Allison Murphy, Author

Tuesday 26 February 2019
Researching First World War Relatives
Alan Rosborough, NIFHS

Tuesday 26 March 2019
Breaking Through “Brick Walls”
Martin McDowell, NIFHS

Tuesday 30 April 2019 (5th Tuesday)
Henry Joy and Mary Ann McCracken – A Belfast Tragedy
Dr David Hume

Tuesday 28 May 2019
(Annual General Meeting)
Branch Knowhow

A Saturday in June 2019
Summer Outing
(subject to interest – to be arranged)

Tuesday 25 September 2018
Introducing the Society and Branch – The Chairman
Key Sources for the Family Historian in Northern Ireland – Anne Johnston

Saturday 13 October 2018 – 10.30 am
Visit to NIFHS Research Centre C4, Newtownabbey

Tuesday 23 October 2018
What is a (Sur)name?
Dr Paul Tempan, Queen’s University Belfast

Thursday 15 November 2018 – 7.15pm
Visit to Schomberg House WW1 exhibition

Tuesday 27 November 2018
Getting Started
George Busby

Tuesday 18 December 2018 (3rd Tuesday)
Christmas Entertainment