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Friday, 30 August 2013

North of Ireland Family History Society Open Day

The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) will be opening its doors to all comers tomorrow from 10:30am until 4:30pm. If you have Ulster connections and you're not TOO far from Newtownabbey, you really should clear the other stuff from your weekend and make a vist to the new Research Centre a priority. Members and non-members will be made very welcome.

As well as getting a chance to chat to some of the friendly, knowledgeable volunteers about the direction of your research (whether or not you've actually started it), you'll also be able to visit the Randall Gill Library, which is packed with helpful resources. Among them are many collections of church register transcriptions – the result of much hard work by Society's members, and usually available only to members. There will also be a book sale, so you may be able to grab a bargain.

The NIFHS Research Centre and Library is just six miles from Belfast and easy to find. It's more or less adjacent to the Valley Leisure Centre, and there's no problem with parking. The address is: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Rd, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT36 7LS. You'll find directions, and a link to the Library's catalogue, here.