Lisburn Branch

Do you want to Join or Renew?

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021

  • £16 for Single Membership   £12 after 31 March 2021
  • £22 for Joint Membership    £18 after 31 March 2021
    (2 people at the same address)

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.

Photo - Lisburn Bridge Community Centre

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.  Include your membership number. Email:

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

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
The Branch AGM, followed by
A Members’ Evening entitled “Blaris Old Burying Ground Project”

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

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

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

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

The North of Ireland Family History Society

Registered Charity in Northern Ireland NIC106071

Membership Application / Renewal Form 2020-21

Membership is for the calendar year from 1 September to 31 August.
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For the Year 2020-21
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Joint £22.00
After 31 March 2021
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The membership subscription is treated as a charitable donation to the Society.

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