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


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).

    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.

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


    Unclaimed Raffle Prizes Family History Fair 14 October 2017

    Prizes may be claimed on production of the correct ticket at the Palgrave Research Centre during normal opening hours or by emailing Fair on the Contact Us page.

    Please note all prizes must be claimed by 30 November 2017, except for the Findmypast subcription which must be clamed in time for the subcription to be redeemed by 15 November 2017.

    Prize   Number   Colour
    1 year subscription to Findmypast, 1st prize, must be redeemed by 15 November 2017 275 Blue
    Book A Century of Doncaster 190 Blue
    Apricot Brandy Liquer 158 Blue
    Grants Scotch Whiskey 22 Green
    Bottle White Wine 195 Green
    Jewellry Pendant 205 Blue
    Bottle Red Wine 35 Yellow
    1 year subscription to Doncaster & District FHS must be redeemed by 30 November 2017 137 Blue
    Book - Gypsies of Britain 252 Green
    Bottle Prosecco 217 Blue
    Book - The Missing Man 311 Blue
    USB Mini Fan 187 Blue
    Avon Sunshine Kiss 86 Yellow
    Small Cosmetic 139 Blue
    Our Family Record Book 103 Green
    Cadbury's Milk Tray 167 Yellow
    Photo Album 113 Blue
    Black Plastic Clutch Bag 95 Yellow

    Thank you for your support.


    Latest Society Publications September 2017

    The Society has recently published two CDs:

    Askern St Peter Parish Records & MoreAskern St Peter Parish Records & More

    • Baptisms 1852 to 1941
    • Burials 1852 to 1941
    • Marriages 1853 to 1940

    More information

    The Poor and The LawThe Poor and The Law
    Over the years Doncaster & District Family History Society have transcribed extant records and published a number of booklets and pamphlets relating to the poor and law of the Archdeaconry of Doncaster. These have now been combined to produce this CD.

    More information