Friday, 26 July 2013

NIFHS Centre - extended opening hours for World Police & Fire Games

The North of Ireland Family History Society ( has announced that it will be extending its Newtownabbey based Research Centre's visiting hours to facilitate visitors to Ulster attending the World Police and Fire Games in early August, a major international sporting event expected to draw thousands of visitors, as well as attending PRONI's family history fair in Belfast.

Family History Fair - Belfast - 3-4 August

To help athletics & visitors to the World Police & Fire Games trace their roots, NIFHS will be involved with the Family History Fair at the wonderful PRONI building in Belfast on the weekend of 3rd & 4th of August. As well as Public Record Office staff & ourselves, experts will be also be available from the National Archives of Ireland, the Ulster Historical Foundation as well as many other organisations. Details about the programme of talks will be released later.

For those that need extra assistance, the NIFHS Research Centre, only about 6 miles from PRONI, will have special extended opening hours in the following week. You will be more than welcome to visit us!

Tues 6th Aug 2pm – 8pm
Weds 7th Aug 10am – 12.30pm & 4.30pm – 9pm
Thurs 8th Aug 4.30pm – 9pm
Sat 10th Aug 10.30am – 12.30pm

Click on the link for a map to our Research Centre & a downloadable PDF file of our holdings.

(With thanks to NIFHS on Facebook at


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