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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.

Customer Notice

PRONI will be closed on Monday 6th April and Tuesday the 7th April 2015. We will reopen again as normal on Wednesday 8th April 2015.

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 is delighted to welcome the Attorney General, John Larkin QC, who will be delivering this presentation on Thursday 16 April 2015, at 7pm in PRONI.

Visit our talks and events page for further details