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Family History at Lincolnshire Archives

You can start your family history research at Lincolnshire Archives even if your ancestors did not live in Lincolnshire.

Useful sources are the various indexes to wills, births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales and also the trade and professional directories.

If your ancestors did live in Lincolnshire, then you may want to look at the census returns, parish registers and the pre-1858 Lincolnshire probate records such as wills and inventories. Our reference books and other archives will help you to find out more about where and how your family lived. Please see the various ‘What can I find out about my ancestors in…’ documents which can be viewed at Lincolnshire  Archives.

Another place to start your local history search is libraries or the Registration Service.

You can also use our Lincs To The Past website where you can search over half a million resources from the County’s collections, including images of parish registers.


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Lincolnshire Archives

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm

St Rumbold Sreet




01522 782040

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Lincs to the Past

Browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural Collections and view a range of exhibitions and learning resources.

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Search our Convicts Database

Nearly 2000 convicts are known to have been transported from Lincolnshire between 1788 and 1868 to Australia, Gibraltar and Bermuda.

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Last updated: 18 June 2015

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