Belfast

When

Belfast Branch monthly talks are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of each month via the media of Zoom. Belfast Branch members will receive the link by email in advance of each meeting – anyone else interested in attending a talk can request the link from the Branch Secretary.

Monthly talks will be recorded and made available for a limited time for Belfast Branch Members in different time zones to watch at a more convenient time.

Other Physical meetings will be arranged throughout the year to allow Branch members to meet, interact and socialise together. These will consist of Workshops, Visits and Projects etc

For further information please contact our Branch Secretary

Branch Initiatives

Branch volunteers have offered to provide help for Belfast Branch Members by:

  • Mentoring beginners
  • Looking up documents in PRONI or GRONI
  • Photographing a building, grave or place
Belfast City Cemetery DNA Project

Many people in Belfast came from elsewhere in the mid 1800s to find work and it is often difficult to identify where they were originally from.

This Project aims to bring together DNA testers with ancestors in Belfast and build the family trees of those testers on Wikitree in order to make the connections that may help to unlock their origins.

Those buried in the Cemetery are being recorded on Wikitree for everyone to see. You can find more information here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Belfast_City_Cemetery_DNA_Project

Members of the Belfast Branch have been asked to join the Project and this invitation will be extended to others as we proceed with research and recording.

Research Centre Open Days

Belfast Branch members will be in the C4 Research Centre Sat 7 Oct, Sat 10 Feb and Sat 4 May

Where

Belfast Branch monthly talks are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of each month via the media of Zoom.

Events Programme

Workshop in East Belfast Visitor Centre
  • Tuesday, 19 September 2023
  • 1.00 - 4.00 pm
Dating Family Photos - Steven Gill
  • Tuesday, 26 September 2023
  • 7.30pm BST on Zoom
Research Centre Open Day with Belfast Branch Members
  • Saturday, 7 October 2023
  • All Day
Tracing Your County Tyrone Ancestors - Vincent Brogan, Tyrone
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2023
  • 7.30pm BST on Zoom
Catherine O’Hare Schubert – “From the Mournes to the Rockies – A Mourne Heroine” - Donna Weir
  • Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
Christmas Party with Quiz
  • Tuesday, 12 December 2023
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
“The Merchant families of Belfast” in Belfast City Cemetery - Richard Graham
  • Tuesday, 23 January 2024
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
Research Centre Open Day with Belfast Branch Members
  • Saturday, 10 February 2024
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
Thomas Russell’s Belfast - Dr Jonathan Wright (Maynooth University)
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
Early Ulster/Scottish Migration - Dr. William Roulston
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
Workhouse Records - Gillian Doherty (PRONI)
  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • 7.30pm BST on Zoom
Research Centre Open Day with Belfast Branch Members
  • Saturday, 4 May 2024
  • All Day
AGM with talks by 3 Belfast member
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • 7.30pm GMT on Zoom
Membership
Fees

£22 for Single Membership

£33 for Joint Membership (2 people at the same address applying at the same time)

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