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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).

    Unlocking the Way to Your Family’s Past

    The Society is pleased to announce that Karen Walker will be facilitating a new programme of events that are a little different from the more traditional courses we have run in the past.

    These events will take place in the Palgrave Research Centre and they will usually consist of a talk for no more than one hour, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to chat with other members and the volunteers on duty about your own research. We hope that the talks will be as entertaining as they are informative and should appeal to those looking for a social occasion as well as those looking to learn more about the topic.


    36th Annual General Meeting 2018

    The 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 February 2018 at 7.30pm.

    Followed by a talk from Richard Axe on Fraud and Bigamy in Mid Victorian Britain.


    Change to Opening Hours Palgrave Research Centre

    Please note that due to poor attendance on Saturdays the Committee have decided that the Palgrave Research Centre will only open on the second Saturday of the month from January 2018. The opening hours will be 10.00am to 2.00pm and booking is not required.

    This will be reviewed again later in the year.


    Join the Society Today - SPECIAL OFFER

    Join the Society prior to 1 April 2018 and receive up to three months FREE membership.

    Benefits of Membership can be found on the Membership page.
    Download an Application/Renewal Form (PDF, 745kb)


    Other Society Journals

    Lincolnshire FHS is the latest society to provide an electonic version, e-journal, of their journal instead of a hard copy version. The Society's policy is to send hard copy versions of Doncaster Ancestor to other Societies.


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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
Navigation Menu
- 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

  • Barnsley FHS January 2018 e-Journal
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 1 January 2018
  • Calderdale FHS December 2017 e-Journal
  • Lincolnshire FHS December 2017 e-Journal
  • FHS Cheshire November 2017 e-Journal
  • Members' Interests updated 30 December 2017
  • Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra December 2017 e-Journal
  • Doncaster & District FHS Winter 2017 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


Information about joining the Society can be found on the Membership page.
Download an Application/Renewal Form (PDF, 745kb)
Contact the Membership Secretary.

Next Monthly Meeting

Talk: In Search of my George Ravenhill
Speaker: Karen Walker
Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Doncaster School for the Deaf

Visitors and New Members welcome
More information

Next Course

Course: From South Elmsall to Whitby: Breaking Down Brick Walls
Facilitator: Karen Walker
Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm
Venue: Palgrave Research Centre
More information

Upcoming Events

  1. Local History Fair 2018

    28 April @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Family History, Local History, Heritage & Crafts

    19 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. The Family History Show Yorkshire

    23 June @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  4. Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2018

    13 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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