Palgrave Research Centre
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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).

Palgrave Research Centre Change to Opening Hours

Due to the Doncaster Archives making a change to their opening hours as from 15 April 2019, the Society is required to make a change to the opening hours of the Palgrave Research Centre as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10.00am to 3.30pm
Thursday (Computer Group) - 10.15am to 12.30pm

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Membership Offer: Ex Rotherham Family History Society Members

The Doncaster and District Family History Society (D&DFHS) was saddened to hear that the Rotherham Family History Society (RFHS) ceased to exist after 31 March 2019.

RFHS have passed their assets to the D&DFHS and consequently the D&DFHS would like to offer 1 year’s FREE membership to those members of RFHS as at 31 March 2019. The offer to close 30 June 2019.

Please forward a completed Society application form(RHFS) to the Membership Secretary.

Any member of RFHS, who is also a member of D&FHS will need to complete a Society application form(RHFS). If they have already paid their D&DFHS subscription, a refund will be made.

Download Society application form(RHFS)

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

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Society Publications: March 2019

The latest Parish Records CD and Download is as follows:

Revised: Hatfield St Lawrence Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1567 to 1939
  • Burials 1567 to 1943
  • Marriages 1566 to 1940

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Recent Additions

  • Members Interests' updated 17 April 2019
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 7 April 2019
  • Barnsley FHS April 2019 e-Journal
  • Calderdale FHS March 2019 e-Journal
  • Essex SfFH December 2018 e-Journal
  • FHS Cheshire March 2019 e-Journal
  • HAGSOC March 2019 e-Journal
  • Hillingdon FHS No 125 March 2019 e-Journal
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 1 2019 e-Journal
  • Nottinghamshire FHS April 2019 e-Journal
  • Sty of Australian Genealogists December 2018 & March 2019 e-Journals
  • Waltham Forest FHS March 2019 e-Journal
  • Yorks Archaeological Sty, FH Sect. Winter 2018 e-Journals
New Societies
  • Birmingham & Midland SfGH December 2018 & March 2019 e-Journals
  • Felixstowe FHS December 2018 e-Journal
  • Ryedale FHG April 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.

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: 29 May 2019
Talk: Reflections on a Great War
Speaker: Paul Grimley

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Recent Publications

- CDs
Bawtry St Nicholas Parish Records
CD1129_Bawtry St Nicholas Church
Parish Registers
- Books
A Family Historian’s Great War
Postal Sales Books- Miscellaneous
Postal Sales
Sales and Services
Online Sales
including membership, go to genfair_logo

Next Course

None Scheduled
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Upcoming Events

  1. The Family History Show, York

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

    12 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm