40th Anniversary 1980 - 2020


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).

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  • Free Online Genealogy MOOC from The Univerity of Strathclyde
    “Our FREE online ‘Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree’ MOOC is live and enrolling now!   On this 6-week genealogy course for beginners, you’ll learn how to uncover the past and record your family history.   You’ll be a scientist for the day Read more…
  • Family History Federation – the REALLY USEFUL PODCAST
    “The Family History Federation is very pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new podcast series. The Really Useful Podcast, hosted by Joe Saunders, brings together speakers from across the family history world including professional researchers, enthusiasts, authors, lecturers and Read more…
  • Society Publications – October 2021
    Marriages from 1901 to 1945 for Hexthorpe St Jude have been added to the Balby with Hexthorpe Parish Records Download. Online Sales, including membership, go to our Shop. Postal Sales – Download the Latest Publications List (PDF 655kb)
  • Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project begins
    “The first of 19,000 churchyards will be surveyed as part of a Church of England project to create a free digital map of every grave and feature in every churchyard in the country.” Read more on the Church of England Read more…
  • Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 2021 e-Journal
    The Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 2021 e-Journal edition is now available in the Members’ Area of the website. Articles include the following: Doncaster Grammar School & the Railway Collection From Doncaster to Salt Lake City Recollections of the Open Air School Read more…
  • BREAKING NEWS: Doncaster Archives will be moved to a new home
    According to the Doncaster Free Press the Doncaster’s archives, which date back to the 12th century, will be moved to a new home. The Doncaster Council Cabinet has approved a plan to move the archives to the now former Doncaster Read more…

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Recent Additions – D&DFHS

  • AGM 2021 Report
  • Computer Group Snippets 14 October 2021
  • Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 2021 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 22 March 2021
  • D&DFHS Members Interests’ updated 26 September 2021

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Recent Additions – Other Society e-Journals

  • Aberdeen NEFHS August 2021
  • Airedale & Wharfedale FHS September 2021
  • Barnsley FHS April 2021
  • Bedfordshire FHS September 2021
  • Birmingham and Midlands SfG&H September 2021
  • Buckinghamshire FHS Summer 2021
  • Calderdale FHS September 2021
  • City of York FHS Newsletter February 2021
  • FHACT(HAGSOC) September 2021
  • FHS Cheshire June 2021
  • East Yorkshire FHS August 2021
  • Essex SfFH August 2021
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria September 2021
  • Glamorgan FHS September 2021
  • Herefordshire FHS October 2021
  • Hertfordshire FHS September 2021
  • Hillingdon FHS September 2021
  • Huddersfield & District FHS October 2021
  • Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies August 2021
  • Lancashire FH & HS August 2021
  • Lincolnshire FHS September 2020 Newsletter
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 3 2021
  • Metcalfe Society 2021 No 4 Newsletter
  • Nottinghamshire FHS July 2021
  • Ryedale FHG April 2021
  • SAG Winter 2021
  • Waltham Forest FHS March 2021
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Society FHS Summer 2021

Doncaster Ancestor

Doncaster Ancestor Front Cover Doncaster Ancestor is the membership journal of the Society. It is published, quarterly, 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


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Next Online Members’ Meeting

Date: 27 October 2021
Talk: WDYTYA and its Impact on Family History Today
Speaker: Dr Nick Barratt
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