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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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Address: 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9053 4800
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Extensive collection of records

We spent about half a day here doing genealogical research. Records on microfilm and in hard copy are quite extensive. Staff help left a bit to be desired

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew E
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about half a day here doing genealogical research. Records on microfilm and in hard copy are quite extensive. Staff help left a bit to be desired

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Thank Andrew E
Coventry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very good to find out about your family tree. Free to join & staff are really helpful. We found quite a few things in the couple of hours we were there.

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Thank Wendyk1234
Ashton, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you are looking for your ancestors who lived in Northern Ireland, this is a great place to go. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is a convenient car park nearby that serves the Titantic Quarter.

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Thank BKWheelers
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Wonderful, informative staff in an awesome building, with every type of technology available at your fingertips!! If you want to research your roots then this is the place to go.

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Thank Norma M
Westerville
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were at PRONI for a week in October doing family research as my spouse if first generation American, both parents having been from NI. What a great place and what great people. The facility is outstanding, the people there are very helpful, and the small Cafeteria there serves some stand out cookies, scones and soups (among other items including... More 

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Thank EAH50
Madison, Wisconsin
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310 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a few short hours one evening to do some family history research. The people behind the desk in that section were SO helpful. Would be good if I'd had many days to spend there. This and the Titanic museum were the only things on my "must-do" list while in Belfast. There in summer 2015.

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Thank WItravelingirl
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The visit was a little frustrating. They have lots of information but with todays computers I felt like I was searching back in the stone age. Walked away with nothing.

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Thank xyz7652014
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Called in with a friend to look up a family record The lady who helped.us inspired us and we were definitely not bored

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Thank RhymeReviews
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We spent a wonderful couple of days researching family history here - great, helpful staff and excellent equipment.

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Thank caroleriley
Polmont, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My friend and I visited here so that she could look at the records to find some of her relatives, the staff were very helpful and we were pleased that my friend was able to find some ancestors , we also used the café the prices were reasonable and they had a good selection

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Thank Julie H

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