Lincolnshire Family History

Find your Lincolnshire ancestors and relatives with this list of links and resources to family history, genealogy and local history records.


  • Lincolnshire Archives
    See what records are available and plan your visit to the archives.
  • North East Lincolnshire Archives
    North East Lincolnshire Archives has more than 2 kilometres of shelving filled with 12,000 boxes of original documents dating from the 13th century to the present. These documents contain information about most places in the area, and cover a wide range of subjects.
    The Archives may be able to help you if you are interested in: your family history, village history, house history, school, the people of North and North East Lincolnshire school, graduate or post-graduate study, legal rights and titles.

BMDs & Parish Records

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
    Search the entire collection of Lincolnshire civil records from 1837-2006.
  • FreeBMD
  • Lincolnshire Marriages
    The following Lincolnshire marriages can be downloaded in .xml (Excel) format.
    • Boston 1837-1911
    • Bourne 1837-1911
    • Caistor 1837-1911
    • Gainsborough 1837-1911
    • Glanford Brigg 1837-1870
    • Grantham 1837-1870
    • Holbeach 1837-1870
    • Horncastle 1837-1911
    • Lincoln (City) 1837-1870
    • Lincoln (Rural) 1837-1911
    • Louth 1837-1911
    • Newark 1837-1911
    • Peterborough 1837-1870
    • Sleaford 1837-1911
    • Spalding 1837-1870
    • Spilsby 1837-1911
    • Stamford 1837-1911
  • Lincolnshire Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

Census Records

  • Census 1841-1921
    Search the census records from 1841-1921, plus the 1939 Register all at once.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.

Criminals and Convicts

Electoral Registers



Historical Directories

Directories give you important information about your ancestors location and occupation in a particular year.

Local History


Military Records

Newspaper Archives



Societies and Groups

  • Lincolnshire Family History Society
    The Lincolnshire Family History Society covers Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey, the three parts of the Historic County of Lincolnshire. Founded in 1990, the Society now has over 3000 members worldwide, and in the year 2000 the LFHS leased premises in central Lincoln as a research centre.


Wills and Probate

Workhouses & Poor Law