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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).

Society Publications: October 2018

The latest revised and new Parish Records publications, CDs and Downloads, are as follows:

NEW: Denaby All Saints Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1891 to 1920
  • Burials 1900 to 1956
  • Marriages 1900 to 1939

REVISED: Armthorpe St Leonard and St Mary Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1599 to 1927
  • Burials 1598 to 1951
  • Marriages 1604 to 1940

REVISED: Wath upon Dearne All Saints Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1598 to 1920
  • Burials 1598 to 1950
  • Marriages 1598 to 1940

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ARA Announces Development of New Archives Card

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland), ARA, have announced the development of a new Archives Card for England and Wales, having secured the commitment of 41 public and private bodies that will make the project financially viable.

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General Register Office PDF Extended Pilot

The General Register Office for England and Wales - "(GRO) has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. The pilot, originally extended to July 2018, has now been extended further to continue to assess longer term demand and there is no planned end date at this time. Further communications will be provided in due course.

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Recent Additions

  • Barnsley FHS October 2018 e-Journal
  • Calderdale FHS September 2018 e-Journal
  • The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra September 2018 e-Journal
  • Society of Australian Genealogists September 2018 e-Journal
  • Members' Interests updated 18 August 2018
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 11 June 2018

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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

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
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Website Co-ordinator.


Information about joining the Society can be found on the Membership page.

Next Monthly Meeting

Date: 28 November 2018
Talk: The British Empire
Speaker: Edgar Holdryd-Doveton

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Recent Publications

- CDs
Denaby All Saints Parish Records
CD1127_Denaby All Saints Church
Parish Registers
- Books
A Family Historian’s Great War
Postal Sales Books- Miscellaneous
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Sales and Services
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Next Course

None Scheduled
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Upcoming Events

  1. Family Tree Live, London

    26/04/2019 @ 9:30 am - 27/04/2019 @ 5:00 pm
  2. The Family History Show, York

    22/06/2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  3. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019

    12/10/2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm