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The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for public records in Northern Ireland.

It collects a wide range of archives from government, public bodies, councils, courts, churches, business records and private sources. PRONI also advises on and promotes best practice in archive and records management to ensure that today's records will be available for future generations.
The records that PRONI holds date largely from c.1600 to the present day (with the oldest dating back to 1219). PRONI is the first place of reference for those tracing their family tree or undertaking research into local history.
PRONI is based in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, adjacent to the Odyssey Complex and the Harland & Wolff cranes. The nearest car parking is the Odyssey car park. Parking charges are listed on the PRONI website. PRONI provides a WiFi cafe, a public search room, a public reading room, public lecture rooms and exhibitions.
The PRONI website also offers online users a number of web applications for Wills, Names, Street Directories, Derry City Minute Books, the Ulster Covenant, and Freeholders.
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2 Titanic Boulevard,
Belfast.
BT3 9HQ

Top Reasons To Visit

  • PRONI holds a diverse range of archives
  • Trace your family tree
  • Research local history
  • Exhibitions and talks
  • Free admission
  • 'Find My Past' Records

    Find My Past records are available at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland search room at Titanic Quarter. The acquisition of an annual subscription to the FindMyPast online resources cover not only Ireland and the UK but also contain global information. The records available on the website cover centuries of information and include:

    • Birth, marriage, death and parish registers
    • Census, land and surveys
    • Churches and religion
    • Directories and social history
    • Education and work
    • Institutions and organisations
    • Military, armed forces and conflict
    • Travel and migration
    • 1939 Register (England and Wales).

    In addition to FindMyPast, PRONI has also acquired access to the British Newspaper Archive.

D.A. Chart seminar on maps 2019

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Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 12:30pm

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) invites you to the inaugural D.A. Chart Seminar on Maps on Wednesday 26 June.

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Celebrate International Archives Day with PRONI

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Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 11:00am

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the International Council on Archives invite you to celebrate International Archives Day on Monday 10 J...

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State Papers Ireland

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 11:00am

Join PRONI for a workshop on early records relating to Ireland on Tuesday 11 June at 11.00am.

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International History Conference: Sport and Education in Ireland and Britain

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 9:30am

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is delighted to welcome a conference organised by Dr Conor Curran, the British Society of Sports History an...

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