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).

    General Data Protection Regulation – Notice to Members

    The law is changing to protect your personal information. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. This means that the Society needs your permission to keep your personal data for the purpose of the administration of the Society and to continue delivering a range of services and benefits.

    All members will receive a hard copy of the Doncaster Ancestor Summer Edition 2018 together with a GDPR Consent Form. You should complete and return the Consent Form to:

    D&DFHS, 49 Barnby Dun Road, Wheatley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 4QW
    or email your Consent to the Membership Secretary.

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    Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2018 e-Journal

    The Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2018 e-Journal edition is now available on the website.

    Articles include the following:

    • Marriage at Wath upon Dearne
    • Trust Me, I am your Plague Doctor
    • Coral Sutcliffe 1906 -1966
    • Life was Cheap
    • Sunstroke - Memories of a Caravan Holiday
    • Update on the Bagshawe Collection
    • Musings of the Doncaster Ancestor
    • The Potter Family of Barnsley
    • British Record Society

    Visit to West Yorkshire Archives Service

    "I have proposed a trip to the West Yorkshire Archives Service , Wakefield, on Thursday morning 4th October 2018.

    You will need to make your own way there. There are only 3 disabled car spaces. Other than that there is a car park located not too far away, or there is the train.


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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 28 May 2018:

Privacy and Cookies Policies added
- 2nd change of theme
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- 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

  • Members' Interests updated 11 June 2018
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 11 June 2018
  • Society of Australian Genealogists June 2018 e-Journal
  • Lincolnshire FHS May 2018 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2018 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.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Date: 27 June 2018
Talk: West Riding Pauper Lunatic Assylum Wakefield
Speaker: David Scrimgeour

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Recent Publications

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Askern St Peter

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- Books
A Family Historian’s Great War
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Upcoming Events

  1. The Family History Show Yorkshire

    23 June @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  2. St Oswald’s Church Open Day

    23 June @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Society Open Day

    30 June @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Open Day 2018

    28 July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Edlington Festival 2018

    28 July @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  6. St Oswald’s Church Open Day

    28 July @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. St Oswald’s Church Open Day

    19 August @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm