Online Courses via Zoom

The main purpose of ABC Family History Association is the advancement of education in family history, with particular reference to the geographical area covered by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Northern Ireland itself.  We also want to promote religious and racial harmony, equality and diversity, including lessening conflict and eliminating discrimination, and the advancement of peace and good community relations.

We are offering the following online Zoom courses throughout 2021 and hope that you will find a course or two to interest you in your family history journey and to enable you to start or participate in our local projects. Full details are found below the course listings.

Courses, which last around 30-40 minutes plus discussion, are a mix of ‘B’ courses to deliver the 'Essentials' of family history research and ‘X’ courses for those 'Extra' courses which add to knowledge and understanding. A handout is provided for each course.

Each 'Essentials' course has a list of suggested tasks at the end, to further your own family research.

Members can book our 'Essentials' courses FREE of charge - these are courses with a 'B' number. 

Non-members may pay to attend courses, provided we have space to accommodate you.

FREE BONUS COURSE for new members*:  X1 – Using Photoshop Elements in Family Research

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE for any course(s), membership or amount - just email us

*Joining before 1 March 2021  - course must be completed by 31 December 2021


Special Offer for Members: 3 'X' Courses for £5

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Courses will be offered for individual bookings on various days, dates and times which will be advertised through this website and you can email us for latest dates and availability. 

If you are a family history, local history, church, community, school or youth group or other organisation and would like to book a course for your group, please get in touch and we can arrange a suitable time.  If you are in a different time zone, an appropriate time can be arranged. Just email with details.

Student members are very welcome and the courses will enable them to develop a new skill of genealogy for Duke of Edinburgh Award Skills or Gaisce - The President’s Award Skills, or for Rangers Genealogy or Rainbows Family Tree Interest Badges.  Should any youth organisation want a bespoke course for their young people, that can be arranged. Just email with details.

Payment is currently via Bank Transfer or Cheque.  We are working to set up a system of online payment but this is being held up due to the pandemic, so please bear with us.


Email: to book your place on a course and receive payment instructions. Upon receipt of payment, you will be emailed a link to the course, the day before the course.  Only those whose names are registered will be permitted entry to the course.