Photo Gallery

2016: Killyleagh Branch photos

Killyleagh Branch photograph – outing in 2016

2015: Killyleagh Branch photos

Killyleagh Branch photographs – outings in 2015


2014: Killyleagh Branch photos

Killyleagh Branch photograph – outing in 2014

2012-2013: Killyleagh Branch photos

Killyleagh Branch photographs – various outings in 2012 and 2013

2011: Belfast Branch outing

Belfast Branch outing on Saturday 18th June 2011

2010: NIFHS Wins Website Award – 2nd Place

We are delighted that the Society has been awarded 2nd Place in the ‘UK Large Societies’ Class of the Best Website Award 2010 by the Federation of Family History Societies(FFHS). This is the second year running that NIFHS has won this award.

2010: NIFHS Officers at WDYTYA? Fair in Olympia

Tired but Happy. Six Society Officers attended the WDYTYA? Fair in Olympia (26th-28th February 2010). Here they are relaxing at a reception given by “Find My Past” after the show closed to the public on Friday 26th. They had had a very busy day. At times all six were occupied with attending customers and answering queries (see more photos below of the work during the Fair). They were very pleased with sales and the interest shown in the Society.

At the Fair. Six Society Officers working hard at the WDYTYA? Fair in Olympia (26th -28th February 2010).

2009: Killyleagh Branch Book Launch

The Book Launch was held at Killinchy Non-subscribing Presbyterian Church on Tuesday December 8th 2009. The title of the Book is the McIlrath Letters, A Family History in Letters from New Zealand to Ireland 1860 -1915. The editorial committee for the book were John Bassett, Chairman; Annette McKee; Bertie Forsythe and Cecil Hawthorne. 64 letters have been transcribed and there are also family photographs.

30th Anniversary Celebration

At the September meeting, North Down & Ards Branch celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Society.

2009: A great day… the AGM!

This year’s Society AGM was held on 30th May and hosted by Newtownabbey Branch. The programme started with coffee and a tour of Sentry Hill at 10:30am, then lunch at Carnmoney Parish Church Hall at 12:30, followed by the AGM at 2pm. A most enjoyable day was had by all who attended.

2007: All the Fun of the Farm Museum … and the AGM!

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