Palgrave Research Centre Closes 14 December 2017,
Reopens 2 January 2018

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 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 December 2017 Update

    In recent months the Society has revised several of their Parish Records CDs. Details as follows:

    Burghwallis St Helen Parish Records and much more

    • Marriages 1838 to 1939 added

    High Melton St James Parish Records and much more

    • Marriages 1837 to 1939 added
    • Burials 1912 to 1980 added

    Thorne St. Nicholas Church Parish Records and more

    • Marriages 1565 to 1749 and 1838 to 1940 added
    • Burials 1565 to 1749 and 1838 to 1896 added
    • Congregational Baptisms 1805 to 1923 added
    • Unitarian Baptisms 1817 to 1822 added
    • Wesleyan Baptisms 1841 to 1847 added
    • Union Workhouse Census 1871 added
    • Bains’ Directory 1822 added
    • Pigot’s Directory 1828/9 added

    Whitgift St Mary Magdalene Church Parish Records and more

    • Marriages 1720 to 1749 and 1838 to 1940
    • Burials 1910 to 1966 added

    More information

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    Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2017 e-Journal

    The Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2017 e-Journal edition is now available on the website.

    Articles include the following:

    • Over one Million Names
    • Tips for your Research
    • Book Review
    • A Busy time in Burghwallis
    • Christmas Confessions
    • John Shotton & St James’s School
    • D&DFHS Fair
    • A Genealogical Conundrum
    • Hoddlesdon and its Satellite Villages
    • Leicester House, 4 Regent Square
    • Dunkirk - My Dad’s Story
    • Roll of Honour
    • Dear Ancestor
    • Obituary
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    First Stallholders Announced for Society's 2018 Family Histroy Fair

    The Society started to plan for next year's Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls, 13 October 2018, as soon as we had closed the doors on this year's event. The first stallholders have been announced. For more information go to the 2018 Fair page.

    Stallholders
    A Table Booking Form is available on the 2018 Fair page.

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