The Ulster Local History Trust was established by the Federation for Ulster Local Studies in 1981 to help raise the standard of local historical work, particularly among voluntary groups and to assert its relevance in our society.

The trustees believe that local historical studies are intimately connected with identity, with community and with understanding, and can be a powerful force for good.

The Trust has also been active in encouraging the preservation and continued use of living heritage. It played a key role in the campaign for the retention and use of townland names in Northern Ireland and is currently concerned with improving access for researchers to public archives.

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101555