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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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Address: Of Northern Ireland 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9053 4800
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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PRONI organises many interesting historic seminars

The Brian Trainor celebration had some excellen speakers from Dublin and Belfast including Michael Willis (PRONI), Trevor Parkhill, Seamus Smyth (NUIM Maynooth), John Killen, Kay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vincent D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brian Trainor celebration had some excellen speakers from Dublin and Belfast including Michael Willis (PRONI), Trevor Parkhill, Seamus Smyth (NUIM Maynooth), John Killen, Kay Muhr, Cathy Hayes (Irish Manuscript commission) etc.

Thank Vincent D
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we were unable to track down details of my Belfast-born grandfather's birth, we found the PRONI a far cry from the dusty old records offices we've visited in the past. This purpose-built structure (near the popular Titanic Experience) is light and pleasant. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. There are plenty of computer stations, plus additional resources in print... More 

Thank Sandy S
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An organized - and calm - atmosphere with lots of helpful people and plenty of space. If you're working on Northern Irish genealogy, this is a great place to go.

Thank harpsncats
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited PRONI on a number of occasions whilst completing my dissertation. Staff were very friendly and the archives were simple and easy to access! A massive range of local records. System is easy to use to order archives. Building is modern and there are plenty areas to do work in.

Thank Tom S
London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We travelled to Belfast for a week's genealogy course run by the Ulster Historical Foundation. It was a wonderful course, highly informative and able to keep both the novice and experienced researcher happy. Towards the end of the week we were inducted into PRONI as members and were encouraged to use the impressively state-of-the-art building. The staff could not be... More 

Thank Susan M
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very easy to register - ID needed. Not realy a place just to walk into on spec though. Don't start your family history search here. Do preliminary work elsewhere and on-line. This is a repositroy of documents so you need to have worked out beforehand what is is you want to investigate - rent rolls, wills, leases, church records etc.... More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We spent about half a day here doing genealogical research. Records on microfilm and in hard copy are quite extensive. Staff help left a bit to be desired

Thank Andrew E
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very good to find out about your family tree. Free to join & staff are really helpful. We found quite a few things in the couple of hours we were there.

Thank Wendyk1234
Ashton, Maryland
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you are looking for your ancestors who lived in Northern Ireland, this is a great place to go. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is a convenient car park nearby that serves the Titantic Quarter.

1 Thank BKWheelers
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Wonderful, informative staff in an awesome building, with every type of technology available at your fingertips!! If you want to research your roots then this is the place to go.

Thank Norma M

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