The Archive was established in 1948 and brought together records collected by the Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland County Councils and the Lincoln Diocesan Records Office.
The Archive was known as the Lincolnshire Archives Committee.
It is now part of the County Council's Economy and Culture department, and are based in offices in St Rumbold Street, Lincoln.
Directions and Opening Hours can be found by going to the appropriate sections of their Visiting Information webpage.
If you need to consult original documents, it is recommended to book these resources in the Search Room before visiting to avoid disappointment and to save time when you arrive.
They provide a free Car Park behind the building for visitor's use. The entrance to this Car Park is from Rosemary Lane which is to the east of the archive. This car park is controlled by an automated barrier, which automatically lifts when a vehicle enters, so drivers will have to gain the exit code from Reception. If assistance is required, an intercom is provided on the Car Park keypad. If this car park is full, or you wish to park elsewhere, there are pay and display car parks in St Rumbold Street.
If you are unable to visit in person, they provide a Research Service. For further information regarding any charges made for this service, please visit the Office's Archives fees and charges page.
Lincolnshire Archive is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).
For information regarding their collections, please visit their Family History at the Archives page.
Some of their holdings have been entered into an on-line catalogue which contains about 40,000 entries and is expanding all the time. This is only approximately 5% of the catalogues.
It is advised to make an appointment before visiting the Archive as space is the search-room is limited.
If you are unable to visit in person, they offer a Research Service which is free for the first half-hours research, after which a fee is charged.