Newtownabbey Branch

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Annual Subscription

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

  • £12 for Single Membership
  • £18 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2020-21

  • Chairperson: Etta Mann
  • Secretary: Evelyn Barrett – Email:
  • Treasurer: Siobhan Watson

Social Media

Newtownabbey Branch hosts a Facebook Page.


There are several publications based on research activities in the locality:

These items are available to buy:

  • Online through the Shop.

The-Corner-GraveyardCD - Carved In StoneBook - The Hidden Graveyard


Newtownabbey Branch usually meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 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 normally held in the Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP.


Programme 2020-21

The Branch is using Zoom video meetings for Talks and to give members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions. Everyone is welcome to join Branch Zoom meetings.

If you would like to participate in a Zoom meeting please contact our Branch Secretary, Evelyn Barrett, via email to, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.  (Start time 7pm)

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

Monday 11 January 2021
Making Progress with your DNA Results
Martin McDowell, NIFHS

Monday 8 February 2021
Votes for Women: the Suffrage Movement in Ulster
Myrtle Hill, visiting research fellow in the School of History,
Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, QUB

Monday 8 March 2021
Eddie’s Extracts: Transcriptions of Life and Death
Eddie Connolly

Monday 12 April 2021
Finding Ethel – a Search for Family and Connexions
Monica Sheridan, Vice President, Victoria Genealogical Society,
British Columbia, Cana

May 2021
Speaker TBA

Monday 14 June 2021

Monday 12 October 2020
Carrickfergus – Walk Around the Walls
Ron Bishop, Carrickfergus and District Historical Society

Monday 9 November 2020
Using Google Earth Pro
Elaine Fraser, Victoria Genealogical Society, British Columbia, Canada

Monday 14 December 2020
Christmas – the Facts and the Folklore
Dr Robert Curran

The North of Ireland Family History Society

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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 £18.00
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