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PRONI (Public Records Office of Northern Ireland)
« on: Thursday 05 June 03 13:42 BST (UK) »

Will Extracts (Armagh, Belfast & Londonderry Register Offices- remember Donegal is under Londonderry)
www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars/wills_search.htm

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PRONI WebSites - Link
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 August 05 15:15 BST (UK) »
People are always asking questions about The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
I hope this compilation of all their sites is of assistance. Please let me know if you come across a PRONI site that I may unintentionally have overlooked. I've changed from URLS to words as I feel it may make it easier for members to find the item they require.

About PRONI Updated 
Annual Releases New
Census Substitutes 17th Century Updated
Census Substitutes 18th Century Sources Updated
Census 1901 records on microfilm Updated
Church Records Updated
Church of Ireland Index   Records that have been microfilmed. Updated
Depositing Records with PRONI New
E-CATNI Project. New
Educational Records Updated   
The Famine in Ireland Updated PRONI Reference: D3618/D/1
Free Settlement in Australia Updated
Introduction to Freeholders Records Updated
30 Year Rule & Introduction to Axxess  
Geographical Index. Glossary of Terms  Updated
Key Archives at PRONI New
Local History New
Microfilm and Microfiche Collections New
Organising a Group visit New.
Parish of Craigs, Co. Antrim Broken Link
Parish of Grange of Nilteen, Co. Antrim   Broken Link
Parish of Shankill (Co. Antrim and Belfast CB) Broken Link
Records not held by PRONI New
Townlands in Northern Ireland Updated
Townlands in Co. Antrim Updated
The Major Research Strengths of PRONI
Tithe Applotment Records  Updated
Ulster Covenant. Introduction Updated
Ulster Covenant Search. Updated.
Ulster Covenant. Ulster Day, 28th September, 1912
Using The Archives Updated
Valuation Records
Visiting PRONI  Updated
Wills - Search New

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Link - PRONI Privately Deposited Records Alphabetical
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 August 05 16:03 BST (UK) »
Alphabetical listing of privately deposited records:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Click here for Introductions to significant privately deposited archives.

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Archives held by PRONI - Links
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 April 07 11:09 BST (UK) »
Click here to read details about the Londonderry Estate Office Archives. These contain 12,000 documents and volumes relating to the Londonderry Estate Office, Newtownards, Co. Down which cover the period from the seventeenth to the twentieth ceentury.

The Ulster Transpost Authority Archives at PRONI contain Salaries and Wages books where people should be able to obtain  information about their ancestors if they worked for the Railways in the north of Ireland 

Irish Railway Record Society
The UTA had been set up in 1948 to take over the functions of the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board and to operate the Belfast & County Down Railway. The railways of the Northern Counties Committee also became part of the UTA in 1948, and in 1958 the Great Northern Railway was partitioned between the UTA and CIÉ. By 1958, then, the UTA was responsible for the archives of the NIRTB, the B&CDR, and the NCC, and their constituent companies, and part of the GNR, and some records of some of its constituent companies. The offices of the UTA were at Linenhall Street, Belfast, and in 1965 the UTA handed its archives to Public Records Office NI (PRONI) and moved to other accommodation at Great Victoria Street and York Road.

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Get "Closed" Records at PRONI under Freedom of Information Legislation
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 September 08 22:39 BST (UK) »
Dear All

I've recently applied, under FOI legislation, for the release of records held by PRO-NI that are classified as "closed" for 100 years. In my case Workhouse and "Asylum"records (1909, 1933 & 1939).

I've been successful in getting what I've asked for, and the little that hasn't been disclosed, I've lodged an appeal and am very hopeful that I will get the info the I've requested.

(I will, if needs be, take this to the the Information Commissioner -  there is no valid reason that the State should be able to withhold information about our long gone predecessors) .

Send your request via the PRO-NI site, give as much info as possible and make sure that you ask that your request is dealt with under FOI, this ensures a 20 working day response.

FOI is "classification and purpose blind" ie it doesn't matter if its confidential or why you what it- the only way it can be witheld is under an FOI exemption, and Goverment Departments are loath to go through the hoops that exemptions involve! 

The more people that know of this the better!

Good Luck all.

Margaret




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Re: Archives held by PRONI - Links
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 November 08 05:16 GMT (UK) »
An E-Consultation re PRONI Admittance and Fees 

An article in the December issue of Ancestors mentioned the PRONI e-consultation document which is designed to seek your views on proposals by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) to amend and update existing legislation relating to the admittance rules and fees charged by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Your comments must be received by Tuesday 2nd December, 2008, and should be sent to the Response Co-ordinator at the address below:

Mrs Sandra Ireland,
Response Co-ordinator – Consultation Document,
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland,
Divisional Support Services,
66, Balmoral Avenue,
Belfast BT9 6NY

www.proni.gov.uk/index/about_proni/econsultation.htm

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Re: PRONI (Public Records Office of Northern Ireland)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 March 09 12:30 BST (UK) »
Just been on the PRONI website and I see they have a new online index of pre 1858 wills up and running.

http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_ProniNames/SearchPage.aspx

Not as much information as on the post 1858 will calender index on the same site but a very useful tool.

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Re: PRONI (Public Records Office of Northern Ireland)
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 May 09 00:26 BST (UK) »
Further to the econsultation, legislation came into effect on 13 April revising the fees charged by PRONI.  One of the changes made was to introduce a charge for the viewing of online wills (£0.60 per will or £10.00 for a month's unlimited access).

I have harboured the suspicion for a while that the delay in putting the long promised wills online was to do with introducing a charge to view them, so hopefully, with that hurdle now passed, we can expect to see the wills appear on the website soon (fingers crossed!!).

And the charges don't seem too bad either...