Use Name Search to find early family history records
Search surviving pre-1858 will indexes found in various PRONI collections like the diocesan will and administration bond indexes; surviving fragments of the 1740 and the 1766 religious census returns and 1775 dissenters petitions.
Before you start
Name Search pulls together into a single database the information provided in a variety of indexes to records, and extracts from records. This information can be accessed by a simple search by personal name and/ or location. The application doesn't link to digitised images of original records.
For details about what you can find on 'Name Search' go to:
More useful links:
- PRONI - Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
- Family and local history records
- Family history, heritage and museums