28 March 2013

Northern Ireland Updates

Ancestry has updated to provide "Web" access to Northern Ireland, Will Calendar Index, 1839-1943. "Web" access means you can search from Ancestry which provides a link to the detail at another site, in this case the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
The Calendar Index provides a summary, the key facts of name, address, date of death, value of estate, date probate granted and to whom. You may also search directly from http://goo.gl/wa7Jb. Records for 1920 and part of 1921 are still be be added.

PRONI also now have a fully searchable placename index to the Valuation Revision Books (VAL/12/B) covering counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone between the years 1864 to 1933. In total, c.3,900 volumes were digitally captured, with over 440,000 images now available to view online.
The digital application is searchable by Placename (City, County, Parish, Townland) or PRONI Reference. The cities of Londonderry and Belfast have been indexed to Street and Ward level. Streets can be found by using the free text search. There is no personal name index.
Of the c.3,900 original volumes, 44 have not yet been scanned. These remaining volumes will be added to the database at a future date.
Search from http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/val12b.htm

PRONI has other online records. See the list in the right hand column at http://www.proni.gov.uk/index.htm

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