Saturday 10 April 2010

PRONI Self-service microfilm facility to move in September

Most of you will have already heard that PRONIs Self-service microfilm facility will move to Creagah Libray from September.

This is great news to all of us who where wondering how we were going to access the records given that PRONI will be closing down for almost six-eight months in their move to the Titanic quarter.

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.

The construction of the new Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is currently on programme for completion and handover in August 2010 – following that it will take up to eight months to move the archives to the new headquarters.
Cregagh Library is located near the upper end of the Cregagh Road, off Upper Knockbreda Road. It is a 10-minute drive from PRONI’s current site at Balmoral Avenue and it is on a direct bus route (No. 6A) from Belfast City Centre.  Customer parking is available on site and also in the surrounding area.  There is full disabled access.

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