Family Local History Fair with Craft Stalls

14 October 2017, Doncaster School for the Deaf


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).

    Death Announcement - Gwen Jennings

    The Society is sad to announce it has recently learnt of the death of Gwen Jennings. Gwen passed away peacefully on Friday 15 September 2017. Our thoughts are with Gwen's family at this time.

    Gwen, as a volunteer, held a variety of posts including Chairman, Projects Co-ordinator and Courses Facilitator. Gwen’s contribution to the work and development of the Society and the wider family history community cannot be overstated.

    Gwen’s funeral is to be held on 2 October 2017 at Rose Hill Crematorium, Cantley Lane, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6NE

    Please note that the Palgrave Research Centre will be closed on Monday 2 October 2017.

    If you require more information, please contact Gwen's son, Steve on 01302 564647.

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    Society Fair 2017 Update

    DDFHS Fair 2017 FlyerThe University of Dundee, Centre for Archive and Information Studies will be attending the Society's "Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls".

    Now just a very few weeks away and all stall space has been taken – sorry no more bookings.

    This will be our biggest Fair yet – we look forward to seeing you there. So make sure you have entered the date in your diary, 14 October 2017.
    More information

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    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

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    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

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    The Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 2017 e-Journal

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

    Articles include the following:

    • Doncaster Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls
    • Obituary Wynn Bulmer
    • Fireman Reggie
    • Book Review
    • Village Memories
    • Visit to Doncaster Archives
    • Mary Queen of Scots: A Tribute to a Doncaster Teacher
    • My Grandmother
    • Life of the Early Deaf and Dumb
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the . . .
    • Destructive Fire at the Great Northern School
    • A Journey back in Time
    • Edenthorpe War Memorial
    • Using the Borthwick Institute for your Family History Research
    • Yorkshire Family History Fair
    • The Story of “Wicked Will”
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    "Iconic new home planned for Doncaster’s library and heritage services"

    Update: "Doncaster Council's cabinet has given the green light to plans for a £14 million combined museum, library and archive building." The Star, 4 July 2017

    Doncaster MBC announced on 27 June 2017 "Major plans for an iconic 21st century building, which will transform how library and heritage resources are provided in the borough, have been revealed today by Doncaster Council........"

    Doncaster MBC announcement in full.

    Doncaster MBC Cabinet 4 July 2017 10.00am Agenda and Reports

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