Larne 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 Larne 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 Larne 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: vacant
  • Secretary: Glenyss Glass  Email:
  • Treasurer: David Simms

Social Media

Larne Branch hosts a Closed Facebook Group.

Larne Branch Facebook Group


This could be a useful Group to join to further your family history research in the locality.


Larne Branch has produced two publications based on its research activities:

These books are usually available to buy:

  • Locally in Larne at The Book Nook.
  • Online through the Shop.

Book - Resting in Larnes Green LandOn Tranquil Land or Stormy Sea


Larne Branch usually meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.


Due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not meet in our usual venue.
All meetings will take place online using Zoom until further notice.
Meetings are usually held in Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ.

Programme 2020-21

The Branch Committee has arranged for Branch Meetings and Talks to be held using Zoom video technology during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Monday 21 September 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Martha Craig
David Hume

Monday 19 October 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Dusty Bluebells and the Waterloo Road
Angeline King

Monday 16 November 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Tracing the Irish in Scotland
Chris Paton

Monday 21 December 2020
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
A Victorian Childhood
Ron Bishop

Monday 18 January 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Homes for Heroes in the Larne District
Nigel Henderson

Monday 15 February 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Pioneers, Showmen and the RFC – Aviation in Ireland 1909-14
 Guy Warner

Monday 15 March 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Where to find Stories  of People in your Family Tree
Mike McKeag

Monday 19 April 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Local Mills in the Larne District
Sebastian Graham

Monday 17 May 2021
Virtual Branch Meeting on Zoom
Annual General Meeting

Ballycarry DNA Project Update & Finds
Martin McDowell

Saturday 5 or 12 June 2021
(Details to be arranged)