Lisburn 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 Lisburn 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 Lisburn 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)

Contact the Branch Secretary for more details about Branch Membership and its Benefits.

Officers 2020-21

  • Chairperson: Louise Lewis
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Scott  Email:
  • Treasurer: Mary Glendinning


Due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not meet in our usual venue. 
All meetings will take place online using Zoom until further notice.

Lisburn Branch Zoom meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.

Programme 2020-21

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

Please contact our Branch Secretary, Elizabeth Scott, if you would like to participate in the Zoom meetings.  Email:

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

Tuesday 8 September 2020
New Discoveries During Lockdown
Branch Members

Tuesday 13 October 2020
Family Matters – Distance No Object
Ken and Alison Tait

Tuesday 10 November 2020
Behind the Scenes of Who Do You Think You Are
Dr Nick Barrett

Tuesday 8 December 2020
Virtual Fun and Games
Branch Members

Tuesday 12 January 2021
Tracing Relatives from the Belfast Shipyards
Maureen McKinney

Tuesday 9 February 2021
London to Australia by Clipper 1886-1887
Dr Brian Jennings

Tuesday 9 March 2021
Six Degrees of Separation
Dr Linde Lunney

Tuesday 13 April 2021
The Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast
Alan Freeburn

Tuesday 11 May 2021
AGM followed by a talk
(to be arranged)

Tuesday 8 June 2021
Annual Branch Outing
(to be arranged)

You can also download the 2020-2021 programme in PDF format.
For interest you can also view last year’s programme in PDF format.

Photo - Lisburn Bridge Community Centre

Lisburn Branch Newsletters

Archived Lisburn Branch Newsletters.

Lisburn Branch Photo Gallery

The 2019 NIFHS AGM

Social Media

Lisburn Branch has a Facebook Page.
Have a look at it to see what’s happening there.

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Lisburn Branch has produced some publications based on its research activities:

These are available to buy:

  • Locally in the Branch
  • At the Research Centre C4
  • Online through the Shop

Lisburn Parish of Blaris