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Guide to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast Northern Ireland. Copyright 1991. Free.

This helpful 20 page illustrated guide book describes the collection, indexes and procedures for using the PRONI. The PRONI has built up, since its founding in 1923, a large collection of historical records relating to Ulster. The guide is obviously intended for someone who will be visiting and using the facilities of the PRONI. However it does contain some useful ideas about what alternative records could be used for your research and their availability. Many of these may be available through the LDS centers, but the guide will certainly help you to know what to ask or look for.

The guide raises three questions that should be answered prior to a visit to the PRONI for a search to be successful. (1) Where in Ulster did your ancestor come from? (2) What was your ancestor's religion? (3) What date were they born, married, emigrated or buried?

You can get a copy of the guide by writing to:

Public Record Office
66 Balmoral Ave
Belfast BT9 6NY
Northern Ireland
In addition, ask for a copy of the PRONI publications list which has been updated since the guide was first issued.

Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.1 no.3, 1994