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).
"We may not be able to come together for this year's Doncaster Heritage Festival, but we are pleased to be bringing you an online lecture! We hope that you enjoy this fascinating talk and we are looking forward to being able to share moments of learning and curiosity like this together again soon.
David Hey Memorial LectureRead more
Warenne: The Earls of Surrey and Conisbrough Castle
A talk by Sharon Bennett Connolly
The Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2020 edition is now available in the members area of the website.
Articles include the following:Read more
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.
"To 31 July 2020 we're making all transcribed British History Online content freely available for individual users. This adds 200 volumes of primary materials. As a result, BHO's full complement of 1280 volumes is now available for research."
Read more on the British History Online website.Read more
The Archives Card, created by the Archives and Records Association as a replacement for the County Archives Record Network (CARN) scheme, is a single archive reader’s ticket which gives you access to a wealth of original archive material held in archives across the UK.
You need to apply for a Card if you wish to view original documents in any of the archives participating in the scheme.Read more
"As you spend more time at home working on your family history, we’ve collected a lot of new resources and tips to extend your family tree from the recent RootsTech conference.
Discover the latest from industry leaders surrounding DNA, plus outstanding keynote speeches and more.Read more
The Society's Transcription Team continues to be very busy. The latest Downloads are listed below:
Loversall St Katherine
- Baptisms 1601 to 1920
- Burials 1601 to 1950
- Marriages 1602 to 1940
- Monumental Inscriptions
On Wednesday 22 April 2020 the National Archives announced on their website the following:
"We are making digital records available on our website free of charge for as long as our Kew site is closed to visitors.Read more