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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.

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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.

Customer Notice

Please note that PRONI will be closed on Monday 25th August 2014.

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Annie, Maggie and Connie Cooke-Reference D2412/D/2
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Paul McCormack, Nicola McClean and Minister Caral Ni Chuilin at the Ground Zero launch, 2013
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PRONI News

PRONI Guide to First World War Sources

PRONI Guide to First World War Sources

PRONI's Guide to First World War Sources is now available online.
Derry~Londonderry War Memorial Records now online

Derry~Londonderry War Memorial Records now online

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Derry City Council’s Archive and Genealogy Service and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) have digitised the Derry~Londonderry War Memorial records which are now available to view online. These records contain details of soldiers from the city who fought and died during the First World War.
June Document of the Month: "Council cuts in on Last Tango"

June Document of the Month: "Council cuts in on Last Tango"

As Titanic Quarter is now the location of Belfast’s thriving film and television industry, PRONI’s document of the month for June has a movie theme.
It concerns Belfast City Council’s decision to ban Last Tango in Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial depiction of a doomed love affair. Four decades ago, the council’s Police Committee had the power to censor films it deemed unsuitable.

Minister launches index of Coroner’s inquests

Minister launches index of Coroner’s inquests

The Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín has launched an index of more than 13,000 coroner’s inquest files held by PRONI.