‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Find out in PRONI

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Culture Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, has encouraged people to avail of the records held in PRONI. proniThe Minister was speaking before the broadcast of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ on BBC One. The Minister said, “Back in February, the BBC production team visited PRONI to help research the family history of writer and actor, Mark Gatiss. PRONI has a vast array of records which would be of interest to local historians or people researching their family history. “All of the records are free to access and some records such as street directories, wills directories and valuation revision books can be accessed online on the PRONI website. “PRONI staff have a wealth of knowledge regarding the information available and are on hand to help members of public access records or use the viewing machines to see copies of original documents. I would highly recommend a visit to PRONI to anyone who has an interest in either their own family tree or local history,” she added. PRONI also has a series of information leaflets about all aspects of research relating to searching your family history and these can also be found on the PRONI website. Records such as church records, Board of Guardians records and school records are all held in PRONI for anyone to view.

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