Researching your family history

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With genealogy becoming more popular than ever, we’ve made it easier to trace your relatives with our online search and buy facility.

North Lincolnshire Registration Service has all local historical indexes accessible online, on this website. This means you can search for your ancestors free of charge online and order copies of certificates relating to yourself or your family members.

The register office holds all birth, death and marriage registers for North Lincolnshire from 1837 to the current date.

The online system is updated annually once all records are complete. If the entry you are searching for is in the current year, or the year before, and is not shown in the indexes, please contact us.

Take a look at the town and parish councils covered by North Lincolnshire Registration Service.

Scunthorpe Reference Library holds many interesting resources to help your search.

All our online indexes have been transcribed from the original entries and in some instances, the handwriting has been difficult to decipher, so there may be variations in spellings or even the first letters of names. If you are searching for family history purposes, you may wish to try other ways of spelling names.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

The Register Office is open

Monday 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 9am to 7pm

Thursday 9am to 5pm

Friday 9am to 5pm

Saturday by appointment only

You can contact us

In person – Scunthorpe Central, Carlton Street, Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire DN15 6TX

By email –

By telephone – 01724 298555

If you need to contact a registrar in an emergency outside office hours, please call the CCTV Centre on 01724 276444

They will contact us on your behalf and arrange for you to be called back.

Local history in North Lincolnshire

General Register Office for England and Wales – GRO maintain the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837. Search and apply for birth, death, marriage and civil partnership, adoption and commemorative certificates on the governments own official website.

Find my past – Search for your ancestors with comprehensive records

National Records of Scotland  – Information about registration in Scotland. Search and apply for certificates and extracts of records.

General Register Office for Northern Ireland  – GRO for Northern Ireland maintains the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths in Northern Ireland. You can also search and apply for certificates.

Isle of Axholme family history society – Information about family history in the Isle of Axholme

National Archives – Official archive and publisher for the UK government holding over 1000 years of national documents

Lincolnshire Archives – Resources and archives for the Lincolnshire area