Lincolnshire Family History

Find your Lincolnshire ancestors and relatives with this list of links and resources to family history, genealogy and local history records.


  • Lincolnshire Archives
  • North East Lincolnshire Archives
    North East Lincolnshire Archives has more than 2 kilometres of shelving filled with 12,000 boxes of original documents dating from the 13th century to the present. These documents contain information about most places in the area, and cover a wide range of subjects.

    The Archives may be able to help you if you are interested in: your family history, village history, house history, school, the people of North and North East Lincolnshire
    school, graduate or post-graduate study, legal rights and titles.

Births, Marriages & Deaths

  • England BMDs
  • FreeBMD
  • Lincolnshire Marriages
    The following Lincolnshire marriages can be downloaded in .xml (Excel) format.

    Boston 1837-1911
    Bourne 1837-1911
    Caistor 1837-1911
    Gainsborough 1837-1911
    Glanford Brigg 1837-1870
    Grantham 1837-1870
    Holbeach 1837-1870
    Horncastle 1837-1911
    Lincoln (City) 1837-1870
    Lincoln (Rural) 1837-1911
    Louth 1837-1911
    Newark 1837-1911
    Peterborough 1837-1870
    Sleaford 1837-1911
    Spalding 1837-1870
    Spilsby 1837-1911
    Stamford 1837-1911

  • Lincolnshire Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

Census Records

Criminals and Convicts

Electoral Registers



Historical Directories

Local History


Military Records

Newspaper Archives



Parish Records

Societies and Groups

  • Lincolnshire Family History Society
    The Lincolnshire Family History Society covers Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey, the three parts of the Historic County of Lincolnshire. Founded in 1990, the Society now has over 3000 members worldwide, and in the year 2000 the LFHS leased premises in central Lincoln as a research centre.


Wills and Probate

    This index of wills proved in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Lincoln 1701-1800 are several pdfs; they are in alphabetical order from 1701 – 1750 and them alphabetical order from 1751 – 1800. Please bear in mind that the quality of the index and information you can retrieve depends on the quality of the original typescript and this is variable. It will serve as a guide pending the launching of improved catalogue searching on this website.
  • Lincolnshire Will Abstracts
  • Lincoln Wills 1505-1530

Workhouses & Poor Law