Thursday, 26 September 2013

Old PRONI building to be demolished

The BBC is reporting that the old PRONI premises at Balmoral Avenue are to be demolished to make way for housing. See

Good riddance!

I visited the old PRONI building about twelve years ago, and was so mortified by the experience that I didn't return for almost a decade, until the new place was built. I hated the old building - the difference with the old premises and the new building is the difference between night and day.

If like me you used to suffer from PRONI-itis, check out the new digs at Titanic Quarter. They found a cure!

In the meantime, for the latest news from PRONI, read my account from the recent user forum meeting at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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