Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PRONI Collection of Wills--Indexes and Images

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) recently announced additions to their online collection of wills.

PRONI provides a fully searchable index to the will calendar entries for the three District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry, with the facility to view the entire will calendar entry for each successful search. The database covers the period 1858-1919 and 1922-1943, and part of 1921 has been added, with remaining entries for 1920-1921 to follow in the near future.

Digitized images of entries from the copy will books covering the period 1858-1900 are now available online, allowing users to view the full content of a will. Some 93,388 will images are now available to view.

You can find the PRONI website at

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