The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) has the All World Edition of Findmypast for free use in the Research Centre.  If demand is too great, time may have to be limited and/or booked in advance.

The records can be searched for the United States & Canada, for Britain, for Australia & New Zealand, for Ireland or for the World.

Within the chosen geographical area the records can be searched by category:

  •  Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    • Births & Baptisms; Church Registers; Deaths & Burials; Marriages & Divorces; Wills & Probate
  • Census, land & surveys
    • Census; Courts & Legal; Electoral Rolls; Land & Estates; Rate Books; Surveys
  • Churches & religion
    • Religious Ceremonies
  • Directories & social history
    • Directories & Almanacs; Medal Rolls & Honours; Newspapers & Magazines; Social History
  • Education & work
    • Apprentices; Civil Service; Colonial Service; Guild & Trade Associations; Merchant Navy & Maritime; Occupations; Professions; Schools & Education; Workhouses & Poor Law
  • Institutions & organisations
    • Clubs & Societies; Courts & Legal; Directories & Almanacs; Government; Hospitals; Hospitals & Institutions; Prison Registers; Social History; Workhouses & Poor Law
  • Military, armed forces & conflict
    • Boer Wars; Civil War & Rebellion; First World War; Government; Medal Rolls & Honours; Other Wars & Conflicts; Regimental & Service Records; Second World War; Service Records
  • Travel & migration
    • Migration, Passenger Lists; Travel

There is also the extensive special collection of Newspapers & Periodicals, consisting of four collections:

Also the 1939 Register for England & Wales can be searched.

You can also search the A-Z of record sets and can keep up to date with What’s New.


Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry – a webinar with Brian Donovan dealing with an Irish records overview and the Irish records on Findmypast – the largest collection in the world.