The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) runs courses on a variety of topics for Members and the public. The courses are presented in the Honneyman Room of the Society’s Research Centre in Newtownabbey but can also be presented elsewhere. A programme of courses has been prepared and is listed below. They are organised by the Society’s Education & Development Officer, who should be contacted on Education@NIFHS.org if you have any queries about the courses.
A course will not run if there are not enough enrolments for it.
THIS PROGRAMME MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
If a course you are interested in is marked FULLY BOOKED,
email Education@NIFHS.org for a place on the waiting list.
If demand is sufficient the course may be repeated.
The courses are open to Members and Non-Members
The courses for Autumn 2019 with their start dates and times:
- October 5th – Starting your Genealogy – Beginner’s Course – 1 Saturday, 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
- October 15th – Family Finder 1 – 3 Tuesdays, 7.00pm-9.00pm
- October 23rd – Family Finder 2 – 3 Wednesdays, 7.00pm-9.00pm
- October 29th – Life in Ulster in the 1830s – 1 Tuesday, 11.00am-1.00pm
- November 2nd – Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Results – 1 Saturday, 11.00am-1pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
- November 5th – Understanding Heraldry – 1 Tuesday, 11.00am-1.00pm
- November 14th – Using Land Records – 1 Thursday, 7.00pm-9.00pm
- November 19th – Using WikiTree – 1 Tuesday, 2.00pm-4.00pm
- November 30th – School Records – 1 Saturday, 2.00pm-4.00pm
- December 3rd – Finding Family History Stories – 1 Tuesday, 11.00am-1.00pm
- December 5th – Tracing Relatives of the Belfast Shipyards – 1 Thursday, 7.00pm-9.00pm – FULLY BOOKED
Unless otherwise stated, the fee for each course is £8 for 1 session, £14 for 2 sessions and £18 for 3 sessions; each session lasts 2 hours.
These courses are open to members and non-members.
To book a place on a course, e-mail Education@NIFHS.org.
All courses are held in the Honneyman Room, NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 7LS.
“Finding Family History Stories”
“Tracing Relatives of the Belfast Shipyards” – FULLY BOOKED
“Starting Your Genealogy – Beginner’s Course”
“Family Finder 1”
“Family Finder 2”
“Life in Ulster in the 1830s”
“Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Results”
“Using Land Records”
From confirming information in civil registration and church records to tracing pre 1850 families, land records are essential to our research. Come and learn how they can help you break through your brick walls.