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Lincolnshire County Council (Lincoln)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LIN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Lincoln Central Library
Free School Lane
Tel: 01522 782040
Fax: 01522 535882
Email: lincoln.library@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930 - 1900
Tuesday: 0930 - 1900
Wednesday: 0930 - 1900
Thursday: 0930 - 1900
Friday: 0930 - 1900
Saturday: 0930 - 1600

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? No


Provided by local Record Office? Contact: Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street, Lincoln. LN2 5AB
Tel: 01522 525158

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None - available at Lincolnshire Archives - see above

5. Census returns

Lincolnshire parishes 1841 - 1901; surname indexes for all years for Lincolnshire
1881 census project on CD Rom and on microfiche for England only

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Lincolnshire Directories 1826 - 1937 (ceased publication)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Lincoln City 1791 - 1975 (ceased publication)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Lincoln area (residential) 1957 onwards; Lincoln area (yellow pages) 1975 onwards

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Lincoln City 1909 - 2001, East Lindsey 1974 - 2001, West Lindsey 1974 - 2001, North Kesteven 1974 - 2001

7(b) Poll Books

Boston 1818 - 1868
Grantham 1796
Lincoln 1723 - 1868
Lindsey 1807 - 1841
North Lincolnshire 1733 - 1868
South Lincolnshire 1723 - 1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992edition for the whole of the UK on microfiche.
Internet access to http://www.familysearch.org

9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury 1800 - 1899 - on microfiche in library or on the web at

10. Parish Registers

Published registers only: Parish Register volumes of Lincoln Record Society cover some early registers of Alford, Boston, Bourne, Gainsborough, Grantham and Lincoln; Phillmore's transcript of some Lincolnshire Marriage Registers; Marriage Indexes 1754 - 1837.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Family Tree Magazine; Gentleman's Magazine 1731 - 1879, with indexes; Lincoln Diocesan Calendar 1866 - ; Lincoln Diocesan Magazine 1886 - 1976; Lincolnshire Family History Society Magazine 1990 onwards; Lincolnshire Family Historian (Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology) 1985 - 1990

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Full set of lincoln Record Society volumes, which include transcriptions of wills, quarter sessions records, etc

Lincolnshire Protestation Returns 1641/2

13. Other material

Monumental Inscriptions: transcriptions for many Lincolnshire parishes, made under the auspices of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and the Lincolnshire Family History Society

Lincoln Book of Memory on display in the foyer gives names of people who died on active service in the two World Wars; also available on microfilm.

Alumni Cantabrigienses

Books, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Maps, Illustrations

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Lincolnshire Archives
St Rumbold Street
tel: 01522 525158
email: lincolnshire.archive@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Other information

Advance booking of microfilm/fiche readers to view census / newspapers is recommended