Thursday, 11 February 2016

Northern Irish Family History Short Course Programme

From the North of Ireland Family History Society (

Family History Short Course Programme Released

The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) has released their spring schedule of family history classes. Once again there is a wide variety of topics to help family historians both research and present their genealogy. The topics range from traditional research methods, such as using newspapers, through to how to write up your research. There is a series of classes on presenting and displaying your research using scrapbooking techniques. History, military research and heraldry are all covered as are more modern techniques such as using DNA testing or Facebook to help with your research.

* Using Newspapers for Family History Research.

* Writing up Your Family History. 3 sessions.

* Life in Ulster in the 1830s.

* Understanding Heraldry. 2 sessions.

* Researching Military Ancestors. 2 sessions.

* Tagging Your Family History, a creative craft class. 3 sessions.

* A Beginners’ Guide to Facebook.

* You’ve taken the DNA Test, what next? Understanding Family Finder. 3 sessions.

Classes have been arranged for daytime, evenings and weekends so there is something to suit everyone. They are open to members and non-members alike, although members do get a discount. They cost from £5 to £25. Courses are held at the NIFHS Library and Research Centre in Newtownabbey. Some classes are run on days when the Library is already open so there will be an opportunity to do further research. The Library opening hours are currently Tuesdays 2pm-8pm and the 3rd Saturday of each month 10.30am-12.30pm). For day-time classes, there is a café on site.

The classes range from single sessions to triple sessions. The programme starts next week (16th February) and runs through until April.

More details and a booking form are available on their website:

(With thanks to Maeve Rogan)


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