Palgrave Research Centre
01302 311930


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).


As the Doncaster Archives building is due to close in the near future, the Palgrave Research Centre, which is situated in the building, will close for the last time on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 3.30pm.

Our new temporary research room, will open on Monday 24 June 2019 on the 2nd floor of the Doncaster Central Library, adjacent to the Local Studies Library.

Opening times and contact telephone number, for bookings, will be posted on the Society's website and Facebook as soon as they have been confirmed.

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Palgrave Research Centre - No Entrance Charges

The Society is pleased to announce, as from Friday 31 May 2019, there will be no charges to enter the Palgrave Research Centre.

We anticipate an increase in the number of visitors and it is essential that you pre-book, tel no. 01302 311930.

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Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2019 e-Journal

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

Articles include the following:

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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.

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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 16 June 2019
  • Birmingham & Midland SfGH June 2019 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2019 e-Journal
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 7 April 2019
  • Lincolnshire FHS February & May 2019 e-Journals
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 2 2019 e-Journal
  • Yorks Archaeological Sty, FH Sect. Spring 2019 e-Journals
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  • Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS May 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: 26 June 2019
Talk: The History of Mining
Speaker: Pat McLoughlin

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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
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Sales and Services
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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. How to Research Your Family History – Free Taster Session

    30 July @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019

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