Archives Services

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

PRONI aims to identify, preserve and make available Northern Ireland's unique archival heritage and community memory.

Opening Hours:

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is open each weekday, apart from public holidays.  Late evening opening is available on Thursdays only.  We do not close over lunchtime.

Summary of Access Procedures and Collections

A visit to PRONI is essential if you want to:

  •           discover the history of your family or your house
  •           research an event in history such as the Belfast Blitz or the Great Famine;
  •           find out about the history of the area you live in;
  •           or find personal information e.g. evidential proof of divorce, searching for birth parents or the circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one. In the latter cases you must write in      advance.

Services we provide:

  •           Environmentally controlled secure storage for archives
  •           Air - conditioned Reading Room and Search Room for your comfort
  •           Self-Service Microfilm Room where you can get quick access to the most popular records on microfilm e.g. church records, 1901 census for Northern Ireland
  •           Lecture room for group visits and for educational use
  •           In-house conservation laboratory for repairing documents deposited in PRONI
  •           Public speakers for local and family history societies and other groups
  •           An education service - to schools, colleges and universities
  •           Help Desk staff, fully trained in customer care, to assist you with enquiries and to offer you, free of charge, advice and information about conducting your research and about the use and     availability of the archives
  •           Records management advisory service to the public sector
  •           Copying service - photocopying, microfilm (but not self-service for copyright and preservation reasons)
  •           Restaurant facilities
Address: 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ
Telephone: +44 2890 534800
Fax: +44 2890 255999
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