New website reveals history of Lincoln

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A new website that archives hundreds of thousands of Lincolnshire records has been launched.

Lincs to the Past holds records from Lincolnshire museums, archives and libraries, as well as information about listed buildings.

The website has taken over a year and a half to develop, with Mark McCree managing the collection for Lincolnshire County Council.

Work for the project included volunteers cataloguing and scanning the materials, with a dedicated firm designing the website.

Mike Rogers, collections team leader, explained the main aim of the website is for people to look into their family history “which is why we have digitised the hundreds of thousands of images of parish registers.

“These give details of baptism, marriages and burials from the 16th century up to the 20th century.”

Rogers said the website is “only a small holding of the archives itself but even so we got as many parish registers as we could on there.”

McCree added that the site “will continue to build” as it is an ongoing project.

“Every night it updates, as new library books come in, new records are deposited in the archives and catalogued they’ll automatically be uploaded onto this site,” he said.

The Lincs to the Past website had an official launch at The Collection on May 13.

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