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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Census 2021 is coming

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021 in England and Wales.

"The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.

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Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2021 e-Journal

The Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2021 e-Journal edition is now available in the Members' Area of the website.

Articles include the following:

  • Doncaster’s Open Air School
  • Discovering the Old Man of the Common
  • Gold Fischili Part Two
  • Talk on the Railways
  • Finding George
  • The Sand House Part One
  • The Sand House Legacy
  • A Doncaster Tea Salesman
  • Who Would Have Thought It 

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Update: Free Access to FMP and Ancestry From Home for Doncaster Library Customers

Update: January 2021
The initial period extended further to 31 March 2021.

Update: 28 April 2020
The initial period, which was due to end on 30 April, has now been extended to the end of May 2020 and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

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Work Gets Underway on Demolishing Doncaster Archives Building

"Work has got underway on demolishing the building used to store thousands of historic documents and artefacts relating to Doncaster’s history."

Read more on the Doncaster Free Press website

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Latest Society Publication November 2020

The Society's latest publication is for Brampton Bierlow Christ Church. Details are as follows:

  • Baptisms 1855 to 1922
  • Marriages 1856 to 1940 Burials
  • 1855 to 1956
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • War Memorials

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Launch of New Research Enquiry Service

The Society is pleased to announce the launch of a limited free email Research Service.

Whilst not fully compensating for the closure of our Family History HELPDESK, due to the coronavirus, the service is initially available to all in celebration of the Society’s 40th Anniversary.

For more information please go to the Research Enquiry Service page

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Recent Additions – D&DFHS

  • Computer Group Snippets 25 February 2021
  • Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2021 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 25 September 2020
  • D&DFHS Members Interests’ updated 2 February 2021

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Recent Additions – Other Society e-Journals

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

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: 31 March 2021
Talk: The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower; and Family History
Speaker: George English
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