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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  • Join the Society Today – SPECIAL OFFER
    Join the Society prior to 1 April 2022 and receive up to three months FREE membership. Benefits of Membership can be found on the Membership page.Download an Application Form (PDF, 435kb)
  • Society Publications – January 2022
    The Society has published two new downloads Kilnhurst St Thomas Baptisms 1859 to 1926 Marriages 1861 to 1942 Burials 1859 to 1951 Thurnscoe St Helen Baptisms 1600 to 1926 Marriages 1602 to 1941 Burials 1602 to 1962 Online Sales, including Read more…
  • The 1921 Census for England and Wales is here
    The National Archives announced on the 6 January 2022 that they have published the 1921 Census for England and Wales online with their partners Findmypast. Visitors to The National Archives in Kew will be able to view the 1921 Census Read more…
  • Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2021 e-Journal
    The Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 2021 e-Journal edition is now available in the Members’ Area of the website. Articles include the following: The Mourning Brooch The History Of the English Canal System Being Adopted Being Adopted – Beginning the Search for Read more…
  • Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project begins
    “The first of 19,000 churchyards will be surveyed as part of a Church of England project to create a free digital map of every grave and feature in every churchyard in the country.” Read more on the Church of England Read more…

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Recent Additions – D&DFHS

  • AGM 2021 Report
  • Computer Group Snippets 27 January 2022
  • Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2021 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 22 March 2021
  • D&DFHS Members Interests’ updated 6 November 2021

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Recent Additions – Other Society e-Journals

  • Aberdeen NEFHS August 2021
  • Airedale & Wharfedale FHS December 2021
  • Barnsley FHS April 2021
  • Bedfordshire FHS December 2021
  • Birmingham and Midlands SfG&H September 2021
  • Buckinghamshire FHS Winter 2021
  • Calderdale FHS December 2021
  • City of York FHS Newsletter February 2021
  • FHACT(HAGSOC) December 2021
  • FHS Cheshire December 2021
  • East Yorkshire FHS February 2022
  • Essex SfFH December 2021
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria December 2021
  • Glamorgan FHS December 2021
  • Herefordshire FHS January 2022
  • Hertfordshire FHS December 2021
  • Hillingdon FHS September 2021
  • Huddersfield & District FHS January 2022
  • Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies December 2021
  • Lancashire FH & HS November 2021
  • Lincolnshire FHS September 2020 Newsletter
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 4 2021
  • Metcalfe Society 2021 No 7 Newsletter
  • Nottinghamshire FHS January 2022
  • Ryedale FHG April 2021
  • SAG Winter 2021
  • Waltham Forest FHS September 2021
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Society FHS Winter 2021

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.


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Next Online Members’ Meeting

Date: 8 February 2022
Talk: Introducing the 1921 Census of England & Wales
Speaker: Myko Clelland
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