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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 close at 4.45pm on the following Thursday evenings 4th, 11th and 18th December 2014 and 8th January 2015.  PRONI will be closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December 2014 and 1st January 2015

Preservation Week 8th-12th December 2014

During Preservation Week, many of our Preservation & Collections Management staff will be dedicating their time to the vital work that goes on behind the scenes.
Please note there will be a limited service during Preservation week. There will be no Document Production but the Public Search Room, including Self-Service Microfilm area, will operate as normal.

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
Use PRONI's collection of archives
to research your family and local history. Browse our information leaflets, search our online archives and visit our
state of the art new building
Attend talks or events being held throughout the year.
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never miss out on what's happening


Lunchtime Lecture by Jonanthan Bardon

Lunchtime Lecture by Jonanthan Bardon

Ulster and The First World War, we are delighted to host Jonathan Bardon to give a lecture on the topic of his new publication.
PRONI - November Document of the Month

PRONI - November Document of the Month

The November document of the month is Movember themed and is a letter to the Marquis of Abercorn threatening him to shave off his beard.

PRONI - Document of the Month for October

PRONI - Document of the Month for October

PRONI’s document of the month for October is a set of four Spiritualist photographs to celebrate Hallowe’en.


The Culture Minister is encouraging people from all backgrounds to explore Irish language and culture at PRONI - and to take the Liofa challenge