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).

Opening of the Society's Family History HELP DESK 24 June 2019


We now have a new telephone number - 01302 737264, only answered during Opening Times.

The Society is pleased to announce the opening of it's new temporary research room, the 'Family History HELP DESK' on Monday 24 June 2019 at 10.30am on the 2nd floor of the Doncaster Central Library, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3JE

The Opening Times of the 'Family History HELP DESK' are as follows:

  • Monday - 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Tuesday - 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday
    • 10.30am to 1.00pm (Computer Group)
    • 1.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Friday - 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday- Closed
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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

  • HAGSOC June 2019 e-Journal
  • Hillingdon FHS June 2019 e-Journal
  • 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
New Society
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria December 2018 & March 2019 e-Journals
  • Glamorgan FHS June 2019 e-Journal
  • 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: 31 July 2019
Talk: More Tales of the Workhouse
Speaker: The Workhouse Storytellers

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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
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Next Course

Course: How to Research Your Family History – Free Taster Session
Facilitator: Karen Walker
Date: Thursday, 30 July 2019
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Sprotbrough Community Library
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Upcoming Events

  1. How to Research Your Family History – Free Taster Session

    30 July @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. Church Open Day

    18 August @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019

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