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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.

What can I do at PRONI?

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

Exhibition of The Londonderry Papers

Exhibition of The Londonderry Papers

Exhibtion of The Londonderry Papers at Newtownards Tourist Information Centre from 1st to 31st October 2014.
PRONI staff members will be giving talks on this collection on several dates within October.
Open University Lecture Series

Open University Lecture Series

Open University Lecture Series on 'Exploring Family History' is to run on Thursday Lunchtimes throughout October.
Relaunch of the Irish Archive Resource

Relaunch of the Irish Archive Resource

The Irish Archives Resource (IAR) portal was relaunched on Wednesday 17 September at the National Archives of Ireland in Dublin by Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Document of the month for September - "David the Dolphin"

Document of the month for September - "David the Dolphin"

PRONI’s document of the month for September relates to a dashing dolphin.
David Beatty, a naval officer, was promoted to Commander of the Grand Fleet in 1916 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1919. It is a little known fact, however, that as ‘David the Dolphin’ he was also a member of Lady Londonderry’s Ark Club.