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: Belfast@nifhs.org
  • 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.


When?

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

Where?

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

Programme 2020-21

The Branch has arranged to use Zoom video meetings for Talks and to give a forum for members’ interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Please contact our Branch Secretary, Alan Hyndman, if you would like to participate in the Zoom meetings. Help is available for members who have not previously used Zoom.  Email: Belfast@nifhs.org


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

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)