Thursday, 8 April 2010

PRONI microfilm access at Cregagh Library

From the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland:

PRONI Self-Service Facility to move to Cregagh Library

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced that its Self-Service Facility will temporarily move to Cregagh Library from September.

The move is to allow for the relocation of PRONI from its current base on Balmoral Avenue to a new facility in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

A popular family history resource, which includes church records, the Self-Service Facility allows researchers to look at the records via microfilm.

Director of PRONI Aileen McClintock said: “Moving the Self-Service Facility is one of several measures PRONI is taking to allow uninterrupted access to a significant quantity of our records while we relocate to our new headquarters.”

In advance of the closure, PRONI is also taking steps to increase the volume and range of material available to researchers online. The 19th century street directories are now available through the website and additional sources for family history research will be uploaded in the coming months.

PRONI has worked with Libraries NI – the new single library service for Northern Ireland – to make sure these popular family history resources will continue to be available for research during this time.

This will further strengthen the commitment to strategic partnership between Libraries NI and PRONI who work closely together to provide access to heritage resources.

See or call 9025 5907 for more information.

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