The North East Lincolnshire Archives (NELA) holds many original documents, including records concerning the history of fishing and shipping, as well as Public Records (records of government agencies such as Coroners, Courts and HM Customs).
For more information about Family History records held in Archives, click here.
Lincolnshire Archives in Lincoln is the Diocesan Record Office for the area and holds original parish registers (copies of many are in the Archives at Grimsby), Bishop’s Transcripts of registers and wills proved before 1858.
I am trying to trace my family tree, but my ancestors didn’t come from North Lincolnshire. How can I find out about them?
- Parish registers from the eleven northern deaneries of Lincolnshire (no index of personal names)
International Genealogical Index (1992) for England.
Cleethorpes cemetery: index of burials (1877-1990) and microfilm of registers 1877-1999.
Grimsby cemeteries: index of burials, and microfilm of registers, 1855-1970.
Grimsby Borough: registers of electors, 1863-1900.
Port of Grimsby registers of fishing apprentices, 1880-1937, and registers of ships, 1824-1918.
Nonconformist churches – we hold very few records of the Baptist, Congregational or Methodist churches. Most of the surviving nonconformist records for the area are held at the Lincolnshire Archives.
Some other microfilms are kept at the Grimsby Central Library, including local census returns and the General Register Office (“GRO”) index.