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Lincolnshire County Council (Louth)

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Unpublished indexes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

Louth Library
LN11 0LY
Tel: 01507 602105
Fax: 01507 605907
Email: louth.library@lincolnshire.gov.uk
Contact:Stephen Taylor, Community Librarian

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930 - 1800
Tuesday: 0930 - 1800
Wednesday: 0930 - 1800
Thursday: 0930 - 1230
Friday: 0930 - 1900
Saturday: 0930 - 1600

Other Libraries:

Mablethorpe Library
32 Victoria Road
LN12 2AQ
tel. 01507 472268
fax 472688
email Mablethorpe.library@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Skegness Library
23 Roman Bank
PE25 2SA
tel. 01754 762475
fax 01754 761013
email skegness.library@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Horncastle Library
Wharf Road
tel. 01507 523480
fax 01507 523750
email horncastle.library@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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

5. Census returns

1841  1901 returns for Louth area, other areas in East Lindsey available at satellite libraries
Surname indexes for all of Lincolnshire for 1851, 1871, 1881, 1891 in printed form. 1881 also available on fiche.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories


Historical county of Lincolnshire (inc. Grimsby and Scunthorpe) between 1842 and 1937 (some gaps)
Kellys Directory Lincolnshire and Hull 1933


Whites Directory of Lincolnshire 1826
Kellys Directory of Lincolnshire 1868
Hagars Directory of the market towns of Lincolnshire 1849

6(b) City and Town Directories

Louth Official Guides 1964-68

6(c) Telephone Directories

no archive

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Current register no longer held.
East Lindsey wards 1974-2002 held at Skegness Library

7(b) Poll Books

For the County of Lincoln 1841 and 1852 only (Part of Goulding Collection)

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1986 ed. UK
1993 ed. Lincolnshire only

9. Unpublished Indexes

Richard William Goulding Collection: a hand list

10. Parish Registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Lincolnshire Life to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Goulding and Binnell Collections of local studies material, including books and ephemera relating to local personalities


Transcripts of memorial inscriptions: Louth Cemetery. Scartho Road Cemetery Grimsby. Bonby, Elsham, Harkstow and Saxby All Saints. Bishop Norton, Snitterby and Usselby. Burten Strather, Flixborough and West Halton. Burgh on Bain, Linwood, Lissington, Ludford Magna and North Willingham. Horncastle: Holy Trinity, Congregational and Cemetery. Boston Cemetery.

Beltisloe Deanery, Lincoln Cannick Road (1856  1900). Bourne, Hacconby, Morton by Bourne, Thurlby by Bourne and Witham on the Hill. East Coast Area. East Halton, Goxhill, Harborough, Immingham, Keelby, Killingholme, Stallingborough, Thornton Curtis and Ulceby St Nicholas. Gainsborough All Saints, Holy Trinity and Lea St Helen. Gainsborough North Warren Cemetery (1890 -1979). Graffoe Deanery. Grantham St Wulfram and Great Gonerby St Sebastian.. Grimsby and Cleethorpes Deanery. Holbeach All Saints and Fleet St Mary Magdalane. Holland East Deanery. Holland East Deanery. Horncastle Area. Horncastle St Mary. Kirton Lindsey, Manion, Scotter, Scotton, Redbourne, Scawby, Snitterby, Bishop Norton, Hibaldstow, Messingham, Bottesford and Waddingham. Lafford Deanery. Lawres Deanery. Lincoln City (1813  1870). Louthesk Deanery. Market Rasen Area. Mid-West Lincolnshire. Newport Cemetery (1856  1900) and Lincoln St Peter in Eastgate Cemetery (1856  1999). Parish Record Burials 1813 - 1900: Louth Holy Trinity, St James and St Michael. Sleaford St Denys. West Elloe Deanery. Westwold Deanery.

Louth Cemetery Burial Registers 1855  1895.

Boston Cemetery Register 1855  1899. Boston Cemetery Register Index 1900  1990

Lincolnshire Wills Beneficiary Index

Lincolnshire Inquests 1753  1836

Lincolnshire Poor Law Index 1702  1800

Lincolnshire Strays 1998

Lindsey Petty Sessions Settlement Examinations

Lincolnshire Marriages (Philimore) 1600  1699. Lincolnshire Marriage Bonds 1700 -1753. Lincolnshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations 1628 -1699

Lincolnshire War Graves 1914  1919. War Graves Index no. 1: Belgium

Lincolnshire Voluntary Infantry Corps. Royal Lincolnshire South Militia. Militia Ballot Lists 1828  Graffoe Wapentake

Lincoln Gaol Register

Boston Borough Council Registers of Freemen. Registers of Apprentices at Boston Borough Council 1663 - 1900

Lincoln City Valuation 1828

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Other information