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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).

Society Publications: November 2018

The latest revised and new Parish Records CDs and Downloads, are as follows:

NEW: Rawcliffe St James’ church Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1691 to 1925
  • Burials 1753 to 1962
  • Marriages 1631 to 1940

REVISED: Fishlake St Cuthbert Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1561 to 1921
  • Burials 1561 to 1974
  • Marriages 1561 to 1974

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Research on Doncaster District Historic Parks and Gardens

I am researching Campsall Park, see Doncaster & District page.

We are keen to tap into local knowledge of the sites listed and wondered whether any of your members could help. We are also keen to find volunteers who have some experience of researching historic landscapes, see Recording & Research Volunteering page to work on this project.

Louise Wickham
Head of Research & Recording, Yorkshire Gardens Trust

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Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2018 e-Journal

The Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2018 e-Journal edition is now available on the website.

Articles include the following:

  • A Tale from the Churchyard
  • Read all About It
  • Pilkington’s Glass Factory
  • A Blast from the Past
  • Coral Sutcliffe (1906 - 1966) Part Two/li>
  • Uncle Walter
  • Doncaster Yards
  • Thomas Hanley Flour Merchants

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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ARA Announces Development of New Archives Card

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland), ARA, have announced the development of a new Archives Card for England and Wales, having secured the commitment of 41 public and private bodies that will make the project financially viable.

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General Register Office PDF Extended Pilot

The General Register Office for England and Wales - "(GRO) has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. The pilot, originally extended to July 2018, has now been extended further to continue to assess longer term demand and there is no planned end date at this time. Further communications will be provided in due course.

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Recent Additions

  • The Essex SfFH December 2018 e-Journal
  • Doncaster & District FHS Winter 2018 e-Journal
  • Barnsley FHS October 2018 e-Journal
  • Members' Interests updated 18 August 2018
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 11 June 2018

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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: 30 January 2019
Talk: Winwaedfield, Whitby and Dracula
Speaker: Eric Houlder

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Recent Publications

- CDs
Denaby All Saints Parish Records
CD1127_Denaby All Saints 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

None Scheduled
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Upcoming Events

  1. Family Tree Live, London

    26/04/2019 @ 9:30 am - 27/04/2019 @ 5:00 pm
  2. The Family History Show, York

    22/06/2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  3. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019

    12/10/2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm