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Family history resources

The registration of births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales started on 1 July 1837, and records of these events are held from that date to the present day. England and Wales is divided into separate registration districts, each one of which holds only those records of events for their individual district.

There are lots of resources available to help in your research as in recent years genealogy has become a popular past time.

Grimsby Central Library has a wealth of information available to you, including the general register offices indexes; indexes which give information to all births, deaths and marriage in England and Wales from 1 July 1837 up to 2005. You can carry out most of your research there but you are advised to contact the Library by telephone as you may need to book to use the facilities.

It’s important to remember that life events indexed by general register office are in no way cross referenced to the records held at Grimsby register office. The registration district number 7A relates to all of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. Due to volume of work we are unable to assist with any research but will gladly search for records on exact information given.