Tuesday 1 September 2015

NIFHS unwraps fresh and expanded website

The North of Ireland Family History Society has relaunched its website – nifhs.org – with a brand new look and more readily-available information about the group and its eleven branches.

The modern, airy design looks great, but there is more to this than just a facelift. The Society says that the improved new website will allow, in time, for more resources to be made available online. In particular, more indexes and transcriptions will make their way to the website as complete records (as per the printed materials held in the Society's Randall Gill Library). Some of these will be open to all researchers; others will be restricted to NIFHS members only.

Already, the site's content seems hugely expanded, and the detailed lists of the Society's resources are well worth exploring. The Shop, always a tricky area for a small website to handle, is also much improved.

The new site is a well-executed development for the NIFHS. Well done to all involved.