Tuesday 8 September 2015

NIFHS announces Autumn classes and courses

Lectures will be held in the new Honneyman Room
Further to my earlier blogpost about 10-week to 2-year Irish genealogy and related courses starting this month or next, I've been notified by the North of Ireland Family History Society that their programme of short courses has been published today on their new website.

The programme covers a wide range of topics of interest to family historians of all levels, and there's a mixture of classes available from single session two-hour workshops to courses running over several sessions. Day and evening sessions are included.

All the classes will be held in the Society's newly-acquired Honneyman Room at the NIFHS Resource Centre on the outskirts of Newtownabbey (Belfast 15-20 mins drive), where there's plenty of free parking available.

Maeve Rogan, NIFHS Publicity Officer, told Irish Genealogy News that the Society has run classes in local schools and libraries in the past. "When the opportunity arose to add a classroom to the Resource Centre, we took it, as we knew the demand was there," she said. "Members worked on getting the new lecture room ready during the Christmas holidays last year and we ran some (test) members-only classes in February and May. We have now developed a full programme of classes that are open to members and non-members alike."

These classes will be run in addition to the packed programmes of lectures presented by each of the Society's eleven branches.