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

UPDATE: 24 October 2019

We may have closed on Fridays, but as from Saturday 26 October 2019 the Family History HELP DESK will be open on Saturdays, 11.00am to 2.00pm,

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 - Closed
  • Saturday - 11.00am to 2.00pm
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Society Fair 2019 Unclaimed Raffle Prizes

The following prizes remain unclaimed:
Door Prize

133  - 1 Month Pro subscription findmypast

Main Draw

  • 15 Yellow - Gloves
  • 44 Blue - Mug set
  • 56 Blue - Laura Ashley set
  • 80 Green - Jewellery
  • 115 Green - Colouring books

Please ring June Staniforth on 07901523529 or email the Fair Co-ordinator to make arrangements to collect a prize.

Prizes must be claimed by 30 November 2019.

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Doncaster Archives Closed

"Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed on health and safety grounds until further notice following the identification of structural failings in the building’s reading room. The building is being assessed and we are currently awaiting further information on its status before archival collections can be relocated and an alternative interim enquiry service can be made available. The records stored at Doncaster Archives are secured within the building and are not at risk.

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Cost of Probate Records Reduced

The cost of probate records for people who died after 1857 have been reduced from £10 to £1.50.

You can order copies of probate records on the Wills, probate and inheritance website.

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Recent Additions

  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 11/11/2019
  • Members Interests' updated 7 November 2019
  • Barnsley FHS October 2019 e-Journal
  • Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry September 2019 e-Journal
  • Calderdale FHS September 2019 e-Journal
  • FHS of Cheshire September 2019 e-Journal
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria September 2019 e-Journal
  • Ryedale FHG July and October 2019 e-Journals
  • Manchester and Lancashire FHS No.3 2019 e-Journal
  • Society of Australian Genealogists September 2019 e-Journal
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  • Bedfordshire FHS March, June and October 2019 e-Journals
  • Buckinghamshire Spring and Summer 2019 e-Journals

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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.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Date: 27 November 2019
Talk: Pit Banners
Speaker: Anne Bradley

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Next Course

None Scheduled
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Upcoming Events

  1. 100 years of Public Transport in Doncaster

    15 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. Huddersfield Family and Local History Fair

    16 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Family Tree Live

    17/04/2020 @ 9:30 am - 18/04/2020 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Chesterfield Family & Local History plus Heritage Fair

    23/05/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. The Family History Show, York

    20/06/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm