North Armagh Branch

Coronavirus Emergency

During the Coronavirus Emergency the monthly Branch Meetings in physical venues cannot be held.

The use of digital meetings is being actively researched with the aim of giving members a forum for their interests and research during the restrictions.


North Armagh Branch usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.


Meetings are held in Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS.

Annual Subscription

for the year 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020

  • £25 for Single Membership
  • £40 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Officers 2019-20

  • Chairperson: Aaron McCormick
  • Secretary: Audrey Ward  Email:
  • Treasurer: Irene Gourley

Social Media

North Armagh Branch has the following  social media channels:

Programme 2019-20

The previous Branch Programme is included here to show the intended range of topics to be presented.  However the Coronavirus Emergency cut the Programme short.

Wednesday 18 September 2019
Old Portadown
Mary Hunter

Saturday 28 September 2019 : 10am – 1pm
Family History Clinic

Wednesday  16 October 2019
Genealogical Storytelling Workshop
Aaron McCormick, Ann  McClelland and Donna Fletcher

Wednesday 20 November 2019
Using Local Records
Joy Smith

Wednesday 11 December 2019 (2nd Wednesday)
Christmas Dinner
(Arrangements to be confirmed)

Wednesday 15 January 2020
Tour of Brownlow House
(Refreshments available after the Tour)

Wednesday 19 February 2020
Sir Robert Hart
David Weir, Education Activities Officer, Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme

Wednesday 18 March 2020
(To be arranged)

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

Wednesday 22 April 2020 (4th Wednesday)
The Clanwilliams of Gill Hall – A Haunting Story
Jason Diamond, Heritage Officer, ABC Council

Wednesday 20 May 2020
(Annual General Meeting)
Workshop / Clinic
Branch Members

Saturday 13 June 2020
Mystery Tour

Family History Clinics

Our Branch plans to run Family History Clinics on a regular basis for members and visitors. The first date is Saturday 28 September 2019 in Bleary Business and Community Centre from 10am to 1pm. Bookings can be made at the first Branch Meeting on 18 September or by contacting the Branch Secretary at