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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).

Palgrave Research Centre Saturday Closures

For the foreseeable future, starting with Saturday 9 March 2019, the Society has decided, regrettably, to no longer open the Palgrave Research Centre on Saturdays.

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Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2019 e-Journal

The Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2019 edition is now available in the members area of the website.

Articles include the following:

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Society Publications: January 2019

The latest Parish Records CD and Download is as follows:

NEW: Bawtry St Nicholas Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1647 to 1899
  • Burials 1655 to 1901
  • Marriages 1645 to 1901

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Join the Society Today - SPECIAL OFFER

Join the Society prior to 1 April 2019 and receive up to three months FREE membership.

Benefits of Membership can be found on the Membership page.
Download an Application/Renewal Form (PDF, 745kb)

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Recent Additions

  • Sty of Australian Genealogists March 2019 e-Journal
  • The Essex SfFH December 2018 e-Journal
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 22 February 2019
  • Members Interests' updated 6 January 2019
New Societies
  • Hillingdon FHS No 125 March 2019 e-Journal
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 1 2019 e-Journal
  • Metcalfe Society December 2018 e-Journal
  • Waltham Forest FHS March & September 2018 e-Journals
  • Yorks Archaeological Sty, FH Sect. Winter 2018 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.

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: 27 March 2019
Talk: Winwaedfield, Whitby and Dracula
Speaker: Eric Houlder

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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 Tree Live, London

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

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

    12 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm