Thursday, 2 December 2010

PRONI Photo Archives now on Flickr!

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has released a delightful collection of wedding photographs taken between 1900 and 1952. They were taken by the Allison Photographic Studios in Armagh, and will be of interest to family historians with links to County Armagh, South Down and County Monaghan.

Unusually, PRONI has chosen to release them through the social networking site, Flickr, rather than its own website.

To date around 200 digital images have been made available, with more being added over the coming weeks until all 1530 images are posted on the site. Visitors to the website will be able to browse through the images alphabetically, by family surname.

The online images are the product of a year-long project undertaken by PRONI to arrange, list, re-box and digitise the original glass plate negatives. This will enhance the collection of key resources which PRONI has already made available online, including street directories and wills indexes.

PRONI's online services team is striving to ensure that those researching local or family history have rich sources available during PRONI's move to new accommodation at Titanic Quarter.

Visit to view the photographs