Saturday 12 March 2011

PRONI updates Name Search facility

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has updated its online Name Search facility at

Adding nearly 53,000 entries to its online resource are eight pre-1858 will indexes for the dioceses of Armagh, Clogher, Connor, Down and Kilmore (the oldest from 1608), and more pre-1920 coroners' inquest reports (the earliest dating to 1872). 

The Name Search facility also holds surviving fragments of the 1740 and 1766 religious census returns and 1775 dissenters' petitions.