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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.



Seeking Refuge: Germany to Ireland in the 1930's 1/2 Day Conference

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, PRONI will host a half day conference on 3rd February 2015 to examine the impact of the rise of the Nazi regime on Jewish communities in Germany and Northern Ireland.  Visit our talks and events page for further details.
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Minister Launches New Process for Accessing Conflict-related Court and Inquest Records

DCAL Minister Carál Nί Chuilίn has launched a new process enabling individuals to access Conflict-related records.  For further advice on how to apply for access, PRONI has produced a series of leaflets, which are available to view or download from the PRONI website.
PRONI Web Archive  

Launch of PRONI Web Archive

PRONI is pleased to announce the launch of its online Web Archive.  The archive contains over 100 websites of social, historical and cultural importance and is now available to view online.  Visit the PRONI Web Archive page for further details.
PRONI Building  

Irish Culture & Language Talk at PRONI

PRONI invites you to a lunchtime talk on Linguistic Connections between Ireland and Scotland by Professor Mícheál Ó Mainnín at 1.00pm, Wednesday 11 February 2015.  Visit our talks and events page for further details.


This is the perfect time to uncover and share some fascinating family history stories just waiting to be told. The workshops on 21st January and 18th February are now Fully Booked however 2 additional workshops have been added. Please visit our talks and events page for further details