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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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Address: Of Northern Ireland 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: (+44) 028 90 534800
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent helpful staff

We visited hoping to find information on my great grand father and with their help we found what we wanted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
chelskiboy
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England
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England
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited hoping to find information on my great grand father and with their help we found what we wanted.

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Thank chelskiboy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking to do a family tree this is a must to visit be prepared to stay for awhile there is a good cafe and the staff are very helpful.

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Thank Lena1573
Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is the best place for Ulster research. The Library and Archives in Dublin, I was not as successful.

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Thank Diane R
Larne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

If this is going to be your first visit, you will need to take photo ID with you (driving licence, passport). This is so they can make you up your own ID card, which enables you to getting into the search room and reading room. PRONI have a very large range of local history archives. There is Church Records on... More 

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Thank Sukisuix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Came here to support husband's quest to understand his family's ancestry. The parking was easy. The reception was helpful. The research room was nice and clean with wonderful help desk staff. There is a digital film archive desk that has been loaded with a ton of films. We ended up watching the luck of the Irish movie while waiting. Pretty... More 

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Thank nononesense
San Francisco bay area, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lots of records....maybe you'll hit the jackpot genealogy-wise! bring a thumb drive so you can scan documents rather than pay for copies of uneven quality. Helpful staff who are patient with new researchers.

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Thank anniecat1242
Sydney, Australia
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We visited the Archives to undertake some family history research. The building is new and attractive with comfortable and quiet spaces to work. The staff were pleasant and helpful but the poor woman on duty in the Reading Room was run off her feet although there weren't many patrons. Having completed our work we went down to the cafe for... More 

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Thank GeniAus
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The PRO is a relatively new building, having moved from their old and terribly out of date previous offices where I spent most of my time when doing family research. The traveller who comes to Belfast to fin their roots will find the facility excellent for conducting their research.

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Thank captainbeecher
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great place to dig into family records and events, the staff are very helpful. It is a very modern place and you can spend many hours just browsing the vast amount of records.

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Thank charles m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Recommended to head here to get some information on my family tree. The service here was top notch and so too where the records. Great day out and will be back soon.

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