NIFHS Branches

Branch Locations

The NIFHS has ten Branches in the North of Ireland. Click or tap on the Branch name in the Branches Tabs below for the details about the Branch.

Activities

In normal times each Branch generally meets once a month, from September to May, for a talk, a workshop or a visit to a record repository or other place of interest. Some Branches produce newsletters for their Members and many undertake projects – to transcribe and index records for example. They sometimes organise social events or summer outings.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic monthly in-person Branch Meetings have been suspended. These have been replaced by Zoom meetings.

Joining

To join a Branch, please check our Membership page.

Click or tap on the Branch name in the Branches Tabs below for the details about a particular Branch.

Ballymena Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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 Treasurer and Zoom Co-ordinator, Alan Rosborough, via email to Ballymena@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting. Help will be available for members who have not previously used Zoom.

When?

Ballymena Branch usually meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. from September to May.

Where?

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 held in Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: Brian O’Hara
  • Secretary: Natalie Bodle – Email: Ballymena@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer: Alan Rosborough

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Ballymena Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the online 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

Social Media

Ballymena Branch has a Facebook Closed Group.

Belfast Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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, Alan Hyndman, via email to Belfast@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

When?

Belfast Branch usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. from September to May.

Where?

Physical meetings currently suspended due to Coronavirus restrictions. Online meetings via Zoom have been arranged – see the Programme.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: Michael Parkinson
  • Secretary: Alan Hyndman – Email: Belfast@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer: Margaret Armstrong

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Belfast Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

Social Media

Belfast Branch has a Facebook Private Group. Belfast Facebook Private Group
Over 200 participants from near and far. Someone in the Group may have an answer to your research question. For details see the About details on the Group Page.

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Causeway C&G Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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, Elwyn Soutter, via email to Causeway@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

When?

Due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not meet in our usual venue. All meetings will take place online using Zoom until further notice.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: Elwyn Soutter
  • Secretary:  Email: Causeway@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer: Andrew Kane

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Causeway Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £18 for Single Membership
  • £26 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

Programme 2021-22

Social Media

Causeway Branch hosts a Facebook Page and a Closed Facebook Group.

Website

Causeway Branch has its own website at www.causewayfhs.org.uk.

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Foyle Branch Meetings

The Branch uses Zoom video meetings for Talks and to give members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions. If you would like to participate in a Zoom meeting please contact our Branch Secretary, Nuala McGee, via email giving your membership number to Foyle@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

When?

Foyle Branch usually meets on the first available Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. from October to May.

Where?

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 held in the Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: Gerard Harvey
  • Secretary: Nuala McGee – Email: Foyle@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer: Jim Condren

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Foyle Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

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

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Killyleagh Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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, Ken Tait, via email to Killyleagh@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting. Help will be available for members who have not previously used Zoom.

When?

Killyleagh Branch usually meets on the first Monday of the month at 8:00 p.m. from October to May. The September meeting takes the form of an Outing.

Where?

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 usually held in the Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QF.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

Publications

Book - The McIlrath LettersThe Branch has produced a book based on its research activities: The McIlrath Letters which is available to buy:

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Killyleagh Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

Social Media

The Branch has a Facebook Page.

 

Larne Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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, Glenyss Glass,via email to Larne@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting. Help will be available for members who have not previously used Zoom.

When?

Larne Branch usually meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.

Where?

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 usually held in Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: vacant
  • Secretary: Glenyss Glass  Email: Larne@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer: David Simms

Publications

Larne Branch has produced two publications based on its research activities:

These books are usually available to buy:

  • Locally in Larne at The Book Nook.
  • Online through the Shop.

Book - Resting in Larnes Green LandOn Tranquil Land or Stormy Sea Return to Branches Tabs

Larne Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

Social Media

Larne Branch hosts a Closed Facebook Group.

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Lisburn Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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, Elizabeth Scott, via email to Lisburn@nifhs.org, and you will be sent a link which will enable you to join the Zoom meeting.

When?

Due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not meet in our usual venue. All meetings will take place online using Zoom until further notice. Lisburn Branch Zoom meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. from September to May.

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Photo - Lisburn Bridge Community Centre

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: Louise Lewis
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Scott  Email: Lisburn@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer:Trevor Atchison

Social Media

Lisburn Branch has a Facebook Page.
Have a look at it to see what’s happening there.

Publications

Lisburn Branch has produced some publications based on its research activities:

Lisburn Parish of Blaris

These are available to buy:

  • Locally in the Branch
  • At the Research Centre C4
  • Online through the Shop

Lisburn Branch Photo Gallery

The 2019 NIFHS AGM

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Lisburn Membership Fees

For the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

Newtownabbey Branch Meetings

The Branch uses 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 Newtownabbey@nifhs.org, 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.

When?

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

Where?

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.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

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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Newtownabbey Membership Fees

for the year 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

  • £20 for Single Membership
  • £30 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

Social Media

Newtownabbey Branch hosts a Facebook Page.

South Tyrone Branch Meetings

The Branch uses Zoom video meetings for talks, as well as for giving members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions. Everyone is welcome to join the Branch Zoom meetings.

When?

This Branch normally meets at 8.00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month.

Where?

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 Killymaddy Centre, 190 Ballygawley Road, Dungannon BT70 1TF.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

    • Branch Chairperson: Angela O’Connor
    • Branch Secretary: Sarah Robinson – Email: SouthTyrone@nifhs.org
    • Branch Treasurer: Leslie Kelly

Social Media

South Tyrone Branch has a Facebook Page.

South Tyrone Facebook

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South Tyrone Membership Fees

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

  • £16 for Single Membership
  • £22 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Tyrone Branch meetings

The Branch uses Zoom video meetings for talks, as well as for giving members a forum for their interests and research during the Coronavirus restrictions. Everyone is welcome to join the Branch Zoom meetings.

When?

The Branch now meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month (September – May). See the Programme for details of Branch Meetings.

Where?

Due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not meet in our usual venue. All meetings will take place online using Zoom until further notice. The venue for each Meeting will be notified in the Programme listing.

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Officers & Trustees 2021-22

  • Chairperson: Vincent Brogan
  • Secretary: Sheena McClure – Email Tyrone@nifhs.org
  • Treasurer:

Social Media

Tyrone Branch has a Facebook Closed Group at www.facebook.com/groups/omaghfhs/

Publications

Tyrone Branch has produced two publications based on its research activities:

which are available to buy locally from the Branch or online through the Shop. Return to Branches Tabs

Tyrone Membership Fees

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

  • £20 for Single Membership
  • £25 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address)

Join Branch or Renew Membership

Use the online 2021-22 Membership Form to join this Branch.

 

Programme 2021-22