Tuesday 15 March 2016

PRONI launches its new website

The new Public Record Office of Northern Ireland website has now gone live at www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni. As revealed on this blog two weeks ago (http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/proni-user-forum-meeting-march-report.html), the new site has been substantially redesigned from its predecessor platform, following PRONI's integration into the new Department of Communities, although it retains most of its key features.

To help quickly navigate to the key areas needed for your research, here are some direct links:

Search the archives online (includes catalogue)

Information leaflets (includes PRONI's guide to church records)

PRONI on YouTube

Image Gallery (PRONI's Flickr page)

Decade of Centenaries resources

Having had an initial play with the site, so far all seems to be in order, with most resources that I have looked for easily found.

(With thanks to PRONI)

UPDATE: Upon further investigation, one very handy section that I use a lot that does seem to have disappeared is that showing the location of Northern Irish townlands per parish. A cached version of this from the old site, with working links, is available on the Internet Archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20150710021231/http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/local_history/geographical_index/parishes.htm.


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html. My Pinterest account is at https://www.pinterest.com/chrismpaton/.

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