Classes and Courses

Spring School 2024 Programme

Announcing our NIFHS Spring School 2024

 A series of in-person and online classes – all FREE!

Register for one or all of the classes by emailing, specifying which class you are interested in. You do not need to register for the DNA Drop-In.

Please allow 72 hours to receive confirmation and the Zoom link for the online classes. Spaces for the classes are limited so be sure to book early to avoid missing out. If you find you cannot attend after booking, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can reallocate your place.

All times given are London time. Check the time where you are: worldclock/converter.html

DNA Drop-In

 With the NIFHS DNA Team on Saturday 13th April 2024 10am-4pm. FREE (In person at Research Centre)

Fancy a bit of help with your DNA on a one-to-one basis? Or maybe you have a question you would like an answer to? Come along to the Drop-In and we’ll do our best to help you. Since covid all of our DNA classes have been online and this is a chance to call in and talk to us face-to-face about anything to do with your DNA! We will have DNA kits for sale at reduced prices. No need to register, just turn up and say hello!

Look-Up Live

With  NIFHS Volunteers on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 7.00pm. FREE (on Zoom)

Our ever-popular Look-up evening returns to give you an opportunity to reap the benefits of our society look-up service. This is not a formal talk but an opportunity for you to find out more about some of the items that the society holds in its research library. Come along and ask us a question -you may even get a look-up done during the session! Email for the Zoom link, specifying Look-Up Live.

DNA Questions and Answers

With the NIFHS DNA Team on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 7.00pm. FREE (on Zoom)

We’ll be devoting an evening to all your DNA questions. Come along with whatever questions you have and we’ll do our best to give you an answer! Email for the Zoom link, specifying DNA Questions and Answers.

Starting Out on WikiTree

With Anne Johnston on Friday 24th May 2024 at 7.00pm. FREE (on Zoom)

If you aren’t sure how to make a start on WikiTree this talk will show you clearly and simply how to add a profile to WikiTree. Learn how to do the basics and your tree will grow person by person! Email for the Zoom link, specifying Starting Out on WikiTree.

Research Lock-In

With Society Volunteers on Wednesday 29th May 2024 at 7.00pm-midnight. FREE (In person at Research Centre)

If you want to make use of the incredible resources in our society research library then this is the night for you! You are welcome to arrive from 7pm and we’ll be there to help you with your research, have a chat and maybe a little snack along the way. Booking is required to ensure we can accommodate numbers. The rules of the night are that we ‘lock’ the door at 8pm to new entrants and once you leave you you can’t come back in again. Can you last to midnight? Email, specifying Research Lock-In to register and secure your place.

Growing Your Family Tree

With Martin McDowell on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 7.00pm. FREE (on Zoom)

This class will provide some simple tips and tricks for people not yet too far down the research path. Come along and hear about some ideas that may help you break through some brickwalls. If you are new to research or want a refresher this might be the class for you! Email for the Zoom link, specifying Growing Your Family Tree.

Any queries relating to Spring School Class bookings should be emailed to the Team at