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North Lincolnshire Council

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Unpublished indexes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

Scunthorpe Central Library
Carlton Street
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TX
Tel: 01724 860161
Fax: 01724 859737
[email protected]
Contact: Helen Rowe

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1900
Tuesday: 0930-1700
Wednesday: 0930-1900
Thursday: 0930-1700
Friday: 0930-1700
Saturday: 0900-1630

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No, but under review

Provided by local Record Office? Yes
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Not held

5. Census returns

1841-1891 returns are held for all of the North Lincolnshire area, including complete coverage of the Gainsborough and Glanford Brigg districts and most of the Isle of Axholme area.
Please contact the library for further details.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

A selection of White's and Kelly's directories for Lincolnshire from 1826 to 1937

6(b) City and Town Directories

Kelly's Lincoln Directory 1922-1975
Scunthorpe Directory/Town Guides 1937-present

6(c) Telephone Directories

Hull area 1972-present
Lincoln area 1966-present

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Scunthorpe Borough 1961-1995
Boothferry District 1969-1995
Glanford District 1969-1995
North Lincolnshire Council 1996-

7(b) Poll Books

Lincolnshire Poll Books 1818, 1824, 1841, 1852

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

England 1992 edition
Wales, Scotland, Ireland 1984 edition
All held on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

A card index to the Scunthorpe and Frodingham Star Newspaper 1889-1959

10. Parish Registers

The deaneries of Manlake, the Isle of Axholme, and Yarborough are held on microfiche.
Please contact the library to check on specific villages and dates.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Lincolnshire Life 1962 - present
Lincolnshire Family History Society Journal 1991 - present
Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 1966 - present
Lincolnshire Past and Present 1990 - present

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

The library houses a special collection on John Wesley and Methodism

14. Guides to Collections

~See attached - no attachment$

15. Local Record Offices


Other information

North Lincolnshire Council was created on 1 April 1996, from the break up of the county of Humberside. Humberside existed from 1974-1996.
All resources are held in the local studies collection of the Reference Library in Scunthorpe Central Library