Tuesday, 25 February 2014

PRONI to extend online wills calendar coverage

From PRONI (www.proni.gov.uk) in Belfast:

Public Launch Event: Extension of the Will Calendars Application

PRONI will be launching its latest addition to the Will Calendars Application at its headquarters in Titanic Quarter on 13 March 2014 at 12.30pm. 170,000 additional Will index entries will be added to this unique resource covering the period 1918 – 1921, 1944 – 1965 which were proved in Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry District Registries.

This comprehensive index will enable researchers to search over 400,000 Will index entries, between 1858 – 1965, making this an invaluable genealogical resource.

To mark the event, PRONI will host a lunchtime lecture on the subject of Wills and Probates. The first presentation will be given by Wesley Geddis of PRONI who will talk about the range of testamentary papers held by PRONI and provide details of the information they contain. Wesley will also provide a demonstration of the Wills Application to those in attendance.

Nigel Bloomer of the Belfast Probate Office will talk about the work of the Probate Office and will explain more about current probate processes.

This launch event is free to attend and open to the public. Please contact PRONI to reserve your place.
E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk Tel: 028 90 534800
The Heritage Café at PRONI will be open for refreshments before and after this event.

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon)


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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