Research Assistance

Tracing Your Family History

Do you have a relative or ancestor who lived in Gainsborough? Would you like to try and find out more about them?  Interested in learning about other aspects of the towns past?  

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre's research team will be able to assist and search the Centre's records and archives. The Centre's skilled team are dedicated to completing research requests on aspects of the towns past and the many families that have resided within Gainsborough. Please note that there is a small charge for any information the staff locate and charges for example, a copy of a photo costs £5 and photocopying is available at £1 per copy.

The more information you can provide the staff with the better, but do not worry if you have not got a lot of information, as the staff will search with the details you have provided. 

The Heritage Centre is staffed entirely by a team of volunteers, so it can take the staff up to two working weeks to locate information but you will be updated as to the progress of the research. To start with email the Centre with your request to research@gainsboroughheritage.com or visit the Centre and ask to speak to a volunteer in the research library or ring 01427 610 256.

Please note the Centre can only search for people who are deceased unfortunately the Centre is unable to assist with the tracing of living relatives or friends.

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