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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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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)


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.


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


The Society regret that the Palgrave Research Centre will be closed on Friday 13 October 2017 due to the lack of available volunteers.