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).

The Society's Fair 2019 - Initial List of Stallholders Announced

The Society is pleased to announce the initial list of stallholders for the Society's 2019 Fair.

You will find details of the stallholders, two talks and woodturning demonstrations on the Fair 2019 page.

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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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Opening of the Society's Family History HELP DESK 24 June 2019


We now have a new telephone number - 01302 737264, only answered during Opening Times.

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 - 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday- Closed
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Recent Additions

  • Members Interests' updated 3 August 2019
  • HAGSOC June 2019 e-Journal
  • Hillingdon FHS June 2019 e-Journal
  • Birmingham & Midland SfGH June 2019 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2019 e-Journal
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 7 April 2019
  • Lincolnshire FHS February & May 2019 e-Journals
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 2 2019 e-Journal
  • Yorks Archaeological Sty, FH Sect. Spring 2019 e-Journals
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  • Genealogical Society of Victoria December 2018 & March 2019 e-Journals
  • Glamorgan FHS June 2019 e-Journal
  • Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS May 2019 e-Journal

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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


Information about joining the Society can be found on the Membership page.

Next Monthly Meeting

Date: 25 September 2019
Talk: The History of Liquorice
Speaker: Tom Dixon

No Meeting in August

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Recent Publications

- CDs
Bawtry St Nicholas Parish Records
CD1129_Bawtry St Nicholas 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 History Drop-in

    19 September @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  2. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2019

    12 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Huddersfield Family and Local History Fair

    16 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm