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Find people in Lincoln

Are you looking for someone in Lincoln? Use the search box above to get started.

Lincoln is located in Lincolnshire and is known for its beautiful cathedral, which dates back to 1088. The combination of picturesque historic streets and bustling shops, bars and restaurants has attracted over 130,000 people to live in this University City.

However, if you're trying to track someone down, the popularity of the area is going to make it difficult. Luckily, our people tracing tools can help you find someone at the click of a button.

The rest of this guide will provide you with more information on Lincoln's census records and archives, to further help you with your search.

The city of Lincoln and Lincoln Cathedral

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Lincoln Electoral Register Archives

White Pages offers you access to over a decade's worth of information from the edited version of the electoral register. However, as people can opt out of having their details included in this version, the full electoral register can be a useful tool if you're struggling to find someone.

You can view copies of the full electoral register under supervision at certain official venues or at The British Library.

In Lincoln, you can view current and historic copies of the full electoral register at:

City Hall
Beaumont Fee

Changes in City and County Boundaries

During the Georgian era, the city boundaries expanded to include the West Common. Therefore, if you're looking for someone from this area from before the Georgian period, their records may not be held at the address listed above.


Lincoln has eleven wards. They are as follows:

  • Carholme
  • Castle
  • Minster
  • Glebe
  • Abbey
  • Park
  • Boultham
  • Moorland
  • Hartsholme
  • Bracebridge
  • Birchwood

If you're using White Pages to try and find someone in the area, entering their name with one of these wards may help to narrow down the search results.

For More on Derby's Local History

Lincoln Central Library contains a collection of books and other printed material on all aspects of the historic county of Lincolnshire, including census information, local newspapers and periodicals.