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North East Lincolnshire

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Unpublished indexes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:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LIN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Reference Department
Central Library
Town Hall Square
Great Grimsby
N.E. Lincs.
DN31 1HG
Tel: 01472 323635
Fax: 01472 323634
[email protected]
Contact: Jennie Mooney

Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 7.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 to 2001 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

Grimsby & Cleethorpes, and much of NE Lincolnshire, 1841 to 1891
Also access to cencus returns for the 1901 census for Lincolnshire on microfilm and internet access to the PRO site.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

White's and Kelly's directories, 1826-1937
Lincoln, Grimsby & district trades directory, annual, 1911 to 1930 (excluding 1915 & 1916)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Grimsby, 1852 to 1972

6(c) Telephone Directories

Lincoln & Grimsby, 1949 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Grimsby, 1901 to date: Cleethorpes, 1918 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Lincolnshire, 1723; 1807; 1818; 1823: Lindsey, 1832; 1852; 1862; 1865; 1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1984; 1992 (on microfiche)

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Various transcripts (list available)
Grimsby St. James (parish church), 1538 to 1812
Other parish registers for Grimsby, Cleethorpes, and Louth area held at the Area Record Office.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Family Tree, 1985 to date: Genealogists Magazine, 1929 to date: Lincolnshire Family History Society Magazine

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Listings of memorial inscriptions for local churches and cemeteries
Surname indexes to census (incomplete)

13. Other material

Local newspapers, including
Grimsby Evening Telegraph, 1897 to date: Grimsby News, 1876 to 1957 (on microfilm)

14. Guides to Collections

Tracing your family tree: a select guide to materials available in the Grimsby Reference Library of interest to family historians, is available free from the reference library.

15. Local Record Offices

N.E. Lincolnshire Archives & Record Service
Town Hall Square
Great Grimsby
N.E. Lincs.
DN31 1HX
Tel: 01472 323585

Other information