Welcome

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 Map of Parishes covered by Doncaster and District Family History Society (map displays in a new window).


    Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2016 e-Journal

    The Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2016 e-Journal edition is now available on the website.

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    35th Annual General Meeting 2017

    The 2017 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 22nd February 2017 at 7.30pm.

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    Births & Deaths - Find More and Pay Less

    "Major changes are about to affect our access to records of births and deaths in England & Wales.

    Indexes

    Until recently, the ways to consult substantial indexes of birth, marriage and death registrations online and free of charge were by visiting the following sites:

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    Facing up to the future of your Family History Society

    Dick Eastman runs a Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter which recently challenged organisers and members of Societies in general to really think about their future and consider ways of halting declining memberships.

    “Are they fit for purpose?”, may seem a strange question but that is exactly the question your Committee is considering at an extra and open meeting at the Palgrave Research Centre on Thursday, 8th December 2016 at 1.00pm. If you have any thoughts or ideas as to how we can better serve and increase our membership, then please come along or contact a committee member.

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    Society Publications September 2016

    The Society has recently published a CD:

    • Doncaster St James - Baptisms 1858 to 1940 and Marriages 1864 to 1939
    • METHODIST CHURCHES
      Oxford Place - Baptisms 1871 to 1881 and Marriages 1907 to 1940
      Hyde Park - Baptisms 1924 to 1940
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