A new Guide to the Archives which consolidates materials in the Town Archives and the Archives of the Grantham Historical Society has recently been completed. This has allowed us to separate out sources of genealogical information for easier access for researchers. Below, you will find new lists of materials that are available. Underlined categories (three) are available as downloadable word files.


If you are looking for information about an ancestor, here are some of the records at GHS:

Grantham Vital Statistics by name (1777-1895)

Grantham Vital Statistics by category

  • Birth Certificates (some) 1868-1900, Death certificates (some) 1817-1917, and Poll Taxes
  • Click here for a list

Early Methodist Church Records

Cemetery Records

Grantham Census

  • 1790-1930 (except for 1890)
  • 1850 Agriculture census

Jury Lists

Town Reports

Intentions of Marriages 1857-1912

Various other information, including news clippings