We hope this website will be of some use to you if you are researching relatives in and around Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, although the Society's records are not limited to Doncaster.

Click here to see a 1914 Doncaster Archdeaconry Map of Parishes and Townships covered by Doncaster and District Family History Society (map displays in a new window).

    Society Publications March 2018 Update

    The Society has revised several of their Parish Records CDs.
    The following transcriptions have been added:

    Arksey All Saints Parish Records and more

    • Marriages 1838 to 1940
    • Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms 1922 to 1940

    Campsall St Mary Magdalene Church Parish Records and more

    • Marriages 1564 to 1749 and 1838 to 1940
    • Burials 1901 to 1974

    Tickhill St. Mary's Church Parish Records and more

    • Baptisms 1902 to 1920
    • Marriages 1538 to 1749 and 1838 to 1939
    • Burials 1905 to 1958

    More information


    Essex Society for Family History e-journal

    Essex Society for Family History is the latest society to provide an electonic version, e-journal, of their journal instead of a hard copy version.


    Rescheduled 36th Annual General Meeting 2018

    The rescheduled 2018 Annual General Meeting(AGM) of Doncaster and District Family History Society will take place in the main hall of Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, Doncaster on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 7.30pm.

    Followed by a talk from David Bell on "Trust me, I am your Plague Doctor".


    Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2018 e-Journal

    The Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2018 e-Journal edition is now available on the website.

    Articles include the following:

    • Darfield Transcriptions
    • Butter Cross, Doncaster
    • Were any of your Ancestors Painters and Decorators in Doncaster?
    • It Started with a Scrapbook
    • Leicester House, Regent Square and a Family History
    • Ypres and the Somme Today
    • William Lound of Stubbs Walden
    • Keeping their Beacons Alight
    • The Waterdale Clock
    • Closure of Lichfield Record Office
    • Darfield Marriage Register


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Changes to the Website

Over the next few weeks you will notice that changes will have been made to the website. This is necessary to enable the Society to sell its publications directly from this website.

Whilst the website is being amended publications and subscriptions will still be available to purchase online at

Changes made as of 15 January 2018:

- 2nd change of theme
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- the Member’s Menu has been added to the Main Menu
- the Menu sticks to the top
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the website, particularly for additional content for the members area.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Website Co-ordinator.

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Recent Additions

  • Members' Interests updated 20 March 2018
  • Essex Society for FH March 2018 e-Journal
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 3 February 2018
  • Lincolnshire FHS February 2018 e-Journal

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Doncaster Ancestor

Doncaster Ancestor Front Cover Doncaster Ancestor is the membership journal of the Society. It is published, quarterly, on the last Wednesday in February, May, August and November. If you would prefer to have access online to the e-Journal version of Doncaster Ancestor, rather than receive a copy via the post, please email the Membership Secretary.

Doncaster Ancestor Articles Index


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Contact the Membership Secretary.

Next Monthly Meeting

AGM & Talk: Trust me, I am your Plague Doctor
Speaker: David Bell
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Doncaster School for the Deaf

Visitors and New Members welcome
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Next Course

None Scheduled
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Upcoming Events

  1. Local History Fair 2018

    28 April @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Doncaster Heritage Festival 2018

    29 April @ 10:00 am - 13 May @ 5:00 pm
  3. Family History, Local History, Heritage & Crafts

    19 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. St Oswald’s Church Open Day

    20 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sheffield Family History Fair

    9 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  6. The Family History Show Yorkshire

    23 June @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  7. St Oswald’s Church Open Day

    23 June @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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