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).
Sweet Memories of Doncaster by Geoff Bennett
Come along and hear all about the famous sweet factories, which were once a part of Doncaster. Do you remember Parkinson’s Royal Doncaster Butterscotch? A day at the races wasn’t complete without a packet.
Hear stories of the Radiance factory and the staff. These stories are told with the aid of many beautiful toffee tins. Once upon a time, these tins were in many a home as a button box or other storage containers. The oldest one in his collection dates back 130-140 years old.Read more
With effect from 31 March 2020, the document ordering procedure of the National Archives will change.
Readers will be able to order a maximum of 12 documents for the same day, plus up to 12 documents ordered in advance (i.e. a maximum of 24 documents per reader per day).
The new procedure will run for an experimental 6-month period.
More details can be seen on the National Archives websiteRead more
FreeBMD is one of a suite of free to use, forever, family history database - users are already free to share screenshots of FreeCEN (nineteenth-century censuses) and FreeREG (registers of baptism, marriage and burial from the Church of England and other bodies).
Pat Reynolds, Executive Director of Free UK Genealogy said “Personally, I love being able to share family history discoveries with my family on social media - I’m delighted I can now do this for the civil registration data we hold on FreeBMD”.Read more
Latest update on Doncaster Archives and in particular the collections.
"Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed due to preparation work for relocation. The archival collections, previously on-site at the Archives, have gone into storage outside of the Doncaster borough and as such are inaccessible. Although we cannot carry out any enquiry work from the archives records we can offer advice and assistance with your general enquiries.Read more