Research help

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? Then our research team may be able to help. Interested in learning about other aspects of the towns past? Then we may be able to help there as well.

We have a skilled team that are dedicated to completing research requests on most aspects of the towns past and the families that have resided within. Please be aware that there is generally a small charge for any information we find that you would like, and as an example, a copy of a photo costs £5 and photocopying is available at £1 per copy.

The more information you can provide us with the better, but don’t worry if you haven’t got much information, we can work with what we have.

The Heritage Centre is staffed entirely by a small team of volunteers, so it can take us time to find information. We’ll keep you up-to-date as we go. To get started email us with your request to or visit the centre and ask to speak to a volunteer.

Please note: we can only search for people who are deceased. We’re afraid we can’t help with tracing living relatives or friends.

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