Lincolnshire County Public Records

Lincolnshire, England Public Record Office

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Address 1:
Lincolnshire Archives, St. Rumbold Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AB Lincolnshire, England(for Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Wolds of Lincolnshire)

Address 2:
North East Lincolnshire Archives, Town Hall, Grimsby, DN31 1HX Lincolnshire, England (for the rest of Lincolnshire)

Phone Number:
(01522) 782040 , (01522) 526204

Fax Number:

Email Address:

You can contact the Cleethorpes, Grimsby and the North East Wolds office by calling (01522) 782040 or, for search room direct (01522) 526204 or by Email at You can contact the office for the rest of Lincolnshire by calling (01472) 323585 or by Email at or by Fax at 01472-323581.

At the Cleethorpes, Grimsby, and the North East Wolds or Lincolnshire office you can find archives and reference books. You can also sit in on the talks and exhibitions that they hold in their lecture room. They also hold classes and events by other organizations. You can find censuses and populations lists, engineering records, English Civil War sources, births, marriages, and deaths for England and Wales from 1837-1983, Manorial records, friendly societies, title deeds, history of house, urban records, village history, Wills, Administrations, and inventories, women’s history, poor relief from 1601-1834, World Wars I and II, parish records, slave trade, electoral registers, adoption, Lincolnshire Regiment, maps and plans, and Quarter sessions records. This office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm and are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and both May bank holidays and August bank holidays. They provide entry access to CARN (County Archives Research Network), which is issued to you on your first visit and is free. They also provide Reproduction services, printing your own photos without flash and a self-service reader printer.

At the office for the rest of Lincolnshire you can read the catalogues and indexes, find useful guides to topics, and look at documents. You can find family history here like census information, directories, electoral registers, Marriage indexes, memorial inscriptions and parish registers. They also have an online catalogue. This office is open Monday – Thursday from 9.30-12.30 (1Pm – 4Pm) and closed Friday – Sunday. They’re also closed on Bank Holidays. You must book in advance to visit their search room, but entry is free. They have wheelchair access and a minicom. They also provide Reproduction services and printing you own photos (by arrangement with staff).

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