Northern Ireland: Minister Launches New Online Genealogy Resource

Posted by admin on Dec 1, 2010

Approximately 100,000 images of probated wills have been made available online for the first time. This is the culmination of a project by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) to index and digitise early wills from the three District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry between the years 1858 and 1900.

Speaking today about the Wills application, Culture Minister Nelson McCausland said: “One of PRONI’s key goals is to digitise key cultural resources and make them easily available to a worldwide audience.

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