The Causeway Coast and Glens (formerly Coleraine) Family History Society is a  branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society, the NIFHS. 

2019-20 is the 40th year of the NIFHS and we will be marking this with a year of celebration across all our branches. The Causeway Copast and Glens event will be held in Coleraine Library with an exhibition during the week commencing 14th October 2019 and culminating in an open day in the Library’s Heritage Room on Saturday 19th when members of the public can talk to our members about their own family research.

The Branch is also sponsoring an UHF event at PRONI to honour Coleraine man Dr Brian Trainor who died last year. Dr Trainor was a former Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and PRONI and was a huge figure in the local family history field. (see our programme).

We are a group of people with a common interest in researching family history. Most of us are researching our own family names in the Causeway area, or in other parts of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

We are interested in exchanging information on these names and hints on researching them with other NIFHS members, but we are not professional genealogists, and do not undertake outside research.

Specific requests for help, information or look-ups by MEMBERS ONLY should be sent to the Branch Queries Secretary at the Contact link.  Please quote your membership number. Where appropriate these will be read out at Branch meetings, and will usually find a sympathetic member to follow it up.

*** Look out on our page for news of our 1718 project which is still free to non-members.

In the coming weeks we will be upgrading the look and feel of our web site. There may be short periods when the website is unavailable and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.