The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) has a terrific programme of short family history and DNA courses starting soon at their Library and Resources Centre in Newtownabbey, which is easy to find and has plenty of free parking.
Bookings are open to everyone but non-members will need to be quick to reserve their place because members have had advance notice and some courses are already heavily booked.
Below are the Resource Centre events starting in September and October. They are in addition to the monthly meetings held by NIFHS local branches, and include a couple of free one-off events:
Tuesday 5 September: Family Finder 1 – 3 evenings
Saturday 9 September: Starting your Genealogy – Beginner’s Course – 3 afternoons
Saturday 30 September: Transcription – Methods and Benefits – 1 afternoon – FREE EVENT
Tuesday 3 October: Family Tree Maker – Basics and Benefits – 1 morning
Tuesday 3 October: Websites for Genealogy – 2 evenings
Tuesday 10 October: Valuation Records – 1 morning and afternoon
Monday 16 October: Family Finder 2 – 3 evenings
Tuesday 17 October: Writing up Your Family History – 3 mornings
Tuesday 17 October: Researching Military Ancestors – 2 evenings
Tuesday 31 October: Halloween Lock-In – 1 evening – FREE EVENT
You'll find more information about each of the courses and events on the NIFHS website.