Lincolnshire Archives

What you can find in the archives

Primary sources include:

  • ecclesiastical archives and parish records (Church of England), including:
    • registers of baptisms
    • marriages and burials
    • Banns Books
    • Overseer of the Poor records
    • Bishops' transcripts
    • tithe and enclosure
  • non-conformist records (for example, Methodist, Quaker etc)
  • Poor Law Union, or workhouse, records
  • electoral registers
  • wills and administrations
  • Lincolnshire Estate records
  • public records, including manorial and court records
  • local authority records, including parish councils and school records
  • drainage and court sewer records
  • asylum hospital records

Secondary sources and indexes include:

  • Foster library, including county directories, historical journals and parish histories
  • Census records
  • birth, marriage or death records
  • Lincolnshire Family History Society indexes