Friday, 23 January 2015

NIFHS to expand its research centre in Newtownabbey

The North of Ireland Family History Society ( has a dedicated research centre in Newtownabbey, not far from Belfast and my old haunt of Carrickfergus. It was not too long ago that it opened at these premises, but the good news is that demand has been so heavy that they are now seeking to expand the facility.

The Antrim Times has the story at about the development, which includes a good interview with the organisation's Sarah Ardis, NIFHS education and development officer, outlining how to get underway with research, as well as a wee bit about the society itself.

There are 12 regional branches - Ballymena, Belfast, Coleraine, Fermanagh, Foyle, Killyleagh, Larne, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, North Armagh, North Down and Ards, and Omagh. It's the only society that I am currently a member of, and it is worth every penny, with some great and friendly folk - recommended!

(With thanks to Eddie Connolly @teddiec via Twitter)


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