Newtownabbey 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 Newtownabbey 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 Newtownabbey 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

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

Officers 2020-21

  • Chairperson: Etta Mann
  • Secretary: Evelyn Barrett – Email: Newtownabbey@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer: Siobhan Watson

Social Media

Newtownabbey Branch hosts a Facebook Page.

Publications

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

These items are available to buy:

  • Online through the Shop.

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When?

Currently Suspended
Newtownabbey Branch usually meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. from September to May.

Where?

Meetings are normally held in the Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP.

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Programme 2019-20

Last year’s Branch Programme is included here to show the range of topics that was to be presented during the year. However the Coronavirus Emergency cut the Programme short.

The Branch is actively investigating the possible use of video meetings to give members a forum for their interests and research during the restrictions.


Monday 9 September 2019
Making Sense of the Census
Roddy Hegarty, Director of the O’Fiaich Library and Archive, Armagh

Monday 14 October 2019
Researching Your WW1 Ancestors
Alan Rosborough, Ballymena Branch, NIFHS

Monday 11 November 2019
Votes for Women: the Suffrage Movement in Ulster
Myrtle Hill, visiting research fellow in the School of History,
Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, QUB

Monday 9 December 2019
A Victorian Childhood in East Antrim
Ron Bishop, Carrickfergus and District Historical Society

Monday 13 January 2020
Members Workshop

Monday 10 February 2020
Breaking Down Brick Walls
Martin McDowell, Education and Development Officer, NIFHS

Monday 9 March 2020
The Belfast Famine
Jenny Cumming, Newtownabbey Branch, NIFHS

Events in April – June cancelled
due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Monday 6 April 2020
Votes for Women: the Suffrage Movement in Ulster
Myrtle Hill, visiting research fellow in the School of History,
Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, QUB

Monday 11 May 2020
Branch AGM followed by “The History of the Barron Family”
Stephen Scott

Monday 8 June 2020
Titbits and Tales
Eddie Connolly (Eddie’s Extracts)