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Welcome to the PRONI website

Welcome to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).  PRONI aims to identify, preserve and make available Northern Ireland's unique archival heritage and community memory.


You can carry out research in PRONI free of charge.  To register you must bring photographic ID to obtain a visitor pass.  You can complete and return your PRONI registration form in advance.  See visiting PRONI for further details on registration and opening hours.

What can I do at PRONI?

Use PRONI's collection of archives
to research your family and local history. Browse our information leaflets, search our online archives and visit PRONI.
Attend talks or events being held throughout the year.  You can also plan group visits.  Join our mailing list to ensure you never miss out on what's happening.


PRONI Document of the Month July 2015

To welcome the Tall Ships Races to Belfast, PRONI has chosen a volume with a maritime theme for its July Document of the Month.

The album focuses on Glenarm castle and demesne, one of the seats of the Earls of Antrim since the 17th century. It also contains views and sketches of the surrounding county and coastline where, as Lady Louisa puts it, “[the] scenery is grand and picturesque”.

More information can be found on our Document of The Month Page.