Out and about: Northern Ireland FHS

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14 December 2017
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Maeve Rogan from the Northern Ireland FHS talks to us about the events the NIFHS participates in.

In a town near you, there’s likely an enthusiastic band of family historians  - your local family history society members. These hardworking volunteers run family history societies to help teach people about family history and work to preserve the historic records of the area for the future. The range of historic projects they are involved in is vast. Read on for an inspiring example...

Q The Northern Ireland FHS enjoys getting out and about. What are some of the events the society participates in?

A (Maeve Rogan) Volunteers from NIFHS usually attend the Back To Our Past show in Dublin each year and are looking forward to the show being in Belfast for the first time in February 2018 at the award-winning Titanic building. The society also runs an annual open day and arranges branch outings for members too. Back at base, the society has a research centre at Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, from where we run a full programme of courses, with several events each week.

Visit the NIFHS website

To find out more about family history societies, buy the Christmas issue of Family Tree, in the shops now, priced £5.99 and bagged with the Family History Handbook. The Handbook is packed with behind-the-scenes interviews with key family history society members and a directory of family history societies worldwide. Now SOLD OUT from the Family Tree website but still available from your newsagents or download the digital version here!