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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.
Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.
Regional Societies[edit | edit source]
- The area covered by the Society is the ancient Irish Barony of the Upper Fews in County Armagh and that part of the Creggan Parish that is in County Louth.
North of Ireland Family History Society
Research Centre & Office
Valley Business Centre
67 Church Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT36 7LS UK
Website: North of Ireland Family History Society
- To promote and encourage the public and personal study of world-wide family history, genealogy, heraldry, and local history with particular reference to the North of Ireland.
NIFHS - North Armagh Branch (North Armagh Family History Society )
Bleary Community Centre
1 Deans Road
Bleary, Craigavon BT66 7AS UK
Website: North Armagh Branch
Website #2: North Armagh Branch
- The Society was formed in January 2004 as the Portadown Family History Society and changed its name in June 2010 to better reflect the interests and composition of our members.
O’Neill Country Historical Society (Cumann Staire Dhúiche Néill)
O’Neills GFC Community Sports Complex An Port Mór
Blackwatertown, Dungannon UK
Telephone: 078 0231 7337
Website: O’Neill Country Historical Society
- Established in 1985, the O’Neill Country Historical Society is one of the foremost historical societies in Ireland. Its main aim is to research, record, and publish the history of that area along the valley of the River Blackwater which straddles the border between counties Armagh and Tyrone. It promotes knowledge and understanding of this area’s heritage and folklore through publications, lectures, and seminars, and interacts with other local historical groups and bodies with a view to promoting interest in our history.
- Network representatives actively encourage and support the development and use of oral history in their own locality, and contribute an overview of this to an Annual Report. Covers Belfast and Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone.
Ulster Archaeological Society
School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN UK
Email #2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Ulster Archaeological Society
Website #2: Ulster Archaeological Society
- The Ulster Archaeological Society is a charitable organisation open to anyone interested in archaeology and the wider study of our heritage particularly with regard to Ulster. Our members come from all walks of life and from all sections of the community, encompassing all ages from students to retirees; amateurs and professionals. We warmly welcome new members from Ireland and further afield.
- Ulster Historical Foundation is a not-for-profit educational charity, founded in 1956, with the simple yet important mission to tell the story of the people of the nine counties of Ulster. The Foundation seeks to disseminate heritage and cultural knowledge and to generate and provide the research and educational resources necessary to support individuals, families, groups, educators, and global diasporas in understanding the history of Ulster.
Armagh Societies[edit | edit source]
Armagh and District History Group
Irish & Local Studies Library
Old City Hospital Building
39c Abbey St
Armagh BT61 7EB UK
Website: Armagh and District History Group
Website #2: Armagh and District History Group
- The group was formed in 2003 by a small group of like-minded people who were already involved in researching the history of the Armagh area.
- Craigavon Historical Society is committed to preserving community history through the promotion and study of local history in the Craigavon area.
Poyntzpass and District Local History Society
The Meeting Place
Poyntzpass Community Centre
16-18 Church Street
Poyntzpass BT35 6SW UK
Website: Poyntzpass and District Local History Society
Website #2: Poyntzpass and District Local History Society
- Our Society was formed in 1971 for the purposes of studying and encouraging public interest in the history, folklore, archaeology, and antiquities of the area. As well as monthly talks, we publish a bi-annual journal on local topics and have a small society archive of books and artefacts.