Visiting the Search Room
You are welcome to visit North East Lincolnshire Archives to look at our original documents and entry to the Search Room is free.
Please note that space is very limited in the Search Room and you are strongly advised to contact us before making a visit. The staff can then check to see what sources are available and reserve a place for you in the Search Room (there are currently only seven study desks and one microfiche/film reader).
If your enquiry is complicated it is better to write or email first, rather than telephoning. When emailing please include your name and postal address.
In the Search Room you can consult the topic guides, catalogues and indexes, and decide what you want to see. You then complete a document request slip and hand it to the officer in charge, who will get out the document for you.
The staff give free advice on original and printed sources held at North East Lincolnshire Archives. They are happy to advise you on your enquiry, and to explain any difficulties. Any detailed searches are chargeable or an independent Record Agent can be employed. Please find more information below under Record Agent.
Postal and Email Enquiries
If you cannot get to the Search Room there is a limited postal and e-mail service. General enquiries about catalogues and indexes can be answered and specific entries from the catalogues can be checked. If a more detailed search is required see Record Agent.
If a detailed search of original documents is required, you will usually be advised to employ a record agent. A list of record agents (who are independent of North East Lincolnshire Archives and who charge fees) may be supplied on request.
Group visits to the Archives Room (maximum group size 15 persons) and introductory talks by the staff can be arranged. There is no lecture room, but it may be possible to arrange talks elsewhere in the Town Hall.