England, Lincolnshire Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Lincoln, England
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Location of Lincoln, England
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Location of England
Record Description
Record Type Parish Registers
Collection years 1538-1971
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Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial records for the years 1538-1999. Availability of records may vary by year and locality.

The Church of England was established in 1534 by King Henry VIII and three years later a law was passed that required ministers to record the baptisms, marriages, and burials that took place within their jurisdictions.

What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Marriages and Banns may contain the following information:

  • Marriage date
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Bride's maiden name
  • Marriage place
  • Bride and groom's ages
  • Estimated birth year for bride and groom

Births and Christenings may contain the following information:

  • Birth date
  • Child's name
  • Parents’ names
  • Child's gender
  • Christening date

Deaths and Burials may contain the following information:

  • Estimated birth date
  • Deceased's name
  • Spouse's name
  • Parents’ names
  • Burial date
  • Age at death

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To Search by Name:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about you’re the person you are looking for to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located the correct record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records the person you were looking for.

Did You Find the Person You Were Looking For?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • A birth record may note the mother’s age. Use her age to calculate her estimated birth year.
  • Sometimes marriage records note the names of the bride and groom’s parents. Use this information to extend your pedigree a generation.
  • Use the estimated age at death or burial to calculate an approximate birth year.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may also have been living in the same area.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (counties, parishes, etc.).
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You can then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • If your ancestor used multiple names throughout their life, look for all their names.

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Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for England, Lincoln Parish Registers, 1538-1971.