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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.

Preservation Week 7th to 11th December 2015

PRONI's annual Preservation week will be held on the above dates. Throughout this week we will be operating a limited service. Self service microfilm will be available however there will be NO document production for this week.

Customer Notice

PRONI would like to make its customers aware that we will not be open late on Thursday evenings during the months of December 2015 and January 2016.

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.



The Queen’s University, Belfast and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland invite you to the launch, by Professor Peter Grey, of their joint exhibition
At 6.30 pm Thursday 26 November 2015 in PRONI.
RSVP PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. E: T: 028 9053 4800

Explore Your Archive Week 16th - 20th November 2015

Explore Your Archive is a joint campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association across the UK and Ireland. It aims to showcase the unique potential of archives to excite people, bring communities together, and tell amazing stories. PRONI has produced a programme of events throughout the month of November to help promote and highlight archive awareness.
The programme includes two explore your archive online workshops and tours held in PRONI on Monday 16th and Friday 20th starting at 2pm and ending at 4pm. On Thursday 26th November at 6pm PRONI and QUB will launch a joint exhibition on Surviving the City; Poverty and health in Belfast. 1888-1914.
You can also get involved with the campaign on Twitter there are several # during the week. Monday 16th #ExploreArchives, Tuesday 17th #ArchiveSelfie & #Archiveslive, Wednesday 18th #YearInArchives, Thursday 19th #ArchviesRock and Friday 20th #ArchiveAnimals.
PRONI Records on CAIN

Over 200 PRONI Documents added to the CAIN Website

Over 200 documents have been added to the Conflict Archive on the INternet (CAIN) website as part of ongoing work between Ulster University and the Public Record Office (PRONI). This additional selection of material deals with the year 1985, and extensively covers events leading up to and the immediate aftermath of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement on 15 November 1985, as well as other ongoing political and security matters.
For more information please visit our PRONI records on CAIN page.