North of Ireland Family History Society

Foyle Branch


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The Foyle Branch usually meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM from September to May (except Bank Holidays when the meeting moves to the second Monday of the month). Meetings are normally held in the City's Central Library at 35 Foyle Street, BT48 6AL.


Calendar 2013 - 2014

Monday 16th September Ken McCormack, local author, broadcaster and historian, giving an illustrated talk on 'The Eccentric Earl Bishop - Frederick Hervey'.
Monday 7th October Jack Scoltock, local diver, author and historian, giving an illustrated talk on the discovery, history and recovery of the 'Meltin' Pot', an American B-17 Flying Fortress which crashed in Lough Foyle in 1942.
Monday 11th November Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, lecturer at the Centre for Migration Studies, giving an illustrated talk on 'Sources for Migration History'.
Monday 2nd December Members' Evening (mutual help with genealogy problems)
Monday 13th January Patsy Durnin, local author, playwright and historian, giving an illustrated talk on 'The Workhouse' in the Waterside particularly in relation to the Famine.
Monday 3rd February Chris Wilson, local historian, speaking on the U.S. Forces in N.I. in WW2. Did you know that there were more Americans killed in training and other accidents in N.I. than at Normandy? Chris has entitled the lecture the 'US Army's Dead Centre of Ulster'.
Monday 3rd March Roy Hamilton, local author, broadcaster and historian, giving an illustrated talk on the Hiring Fairs - an amazing form of modern slavery.. These were a feature of Irish life for hundreds of years and survived until the early 20th century, in living memory for some.
Monday 7th April Members Evening and AGM (mutual help with genealogy problems)
Monday 12th May Dr. Anne Casement, from Ballycastle, giving a talk on ' The management of the Londonderry Estates in Down, Derry, Donegal and Antrim during the Great Famine'.
   

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Officers 2013 - 2014

Chairperson: Gerard Harvey

Secretary: Nuala McGee

Treasurer: Marie Crowley

Council Representatives: normally the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

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Enquiries

Please refer enquiries to:  E-mail: foyle@nifhs.org

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