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).

Family History HELP DESK Christmas and New Year Closures

The Family History HELP DESK will close Saturday, 21 December 2019 at 2.00pm and reopen Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 10.30am.

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Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2019

The Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2019 edition is now available in the members area of the website.

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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Doncaster Archives Closed

"Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed on health and safety grounds until further notice following the identification of structural failings in the building’s reading room. The building is being assessed and we are currently awaiting further information on its status before archival collections can be relocated and an alternative interim enquiry service can be made available. The records stored at Doncaster Archives are secured within the building and are not at risk.

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Cost of Probate Records Reduced

The cost of probate records for people who died after 1857 have been reduced from £10 to £1.50.

You can order copies of probate records on the Wills, probate and inheritance website.

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  • Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2019 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 11/11/2019
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  • Genealogical Society of Victoria September 2019 e-Journal
  • Glamorgan FHS December 2019 e-Journal
  • Hillingdon FHS December 2019 e-Journal
  • Lincolnshire FHS November 2019 e-Journal
  • Ryedale FHG July and October 2019 e-Journals
  • Manchester and Lancashire FHS No.3 2019 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: 26 February 2020
Talk: Sweets of Doncaster
Speaker: Geoff Bennett

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Next Course

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Upcoming Events

  1. A Victorian Christmas

    11 December @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Christmas Readings Past and Present

    13 December @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Family Tree Live

    17/04/2020 @ 9:30 am - 18/04/2020 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Sheffield Family History Fair

    02/05/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Chesterfield Family & Local History plus Heritage Fair

    23/05/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  6. The Family History Show, York

    20/06/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  7. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2020

    03/10/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm