40th Anniversary 1980 - 2020


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 July 2020 Update

The Society's latest Downloads are listed below:


  • Airmyn St David
  • Owston All Saints
  • Sprotbrough St Mary the Virgin
  • Thorne St Nicholas

For Online Sales, including membership, go to GENFAIR

For Postal Sales - Download the Latest Publications List (PDF, 945kb)

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The National Archives to Re-open on 21 July 2020

The National Archives announced on 6 July 2020 "that we will be able to welcome visitors back into our reading rooms from Tuesday 21 July. We will be offering a limited service to visitors who need access to our collection of original documents for their research. Visitors will be required to book their visit and order their documents in advance."

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Update: Free Access to FMP and Ancestry From Home for Doncaster Library Customers

Update: 28 April 2020
The initial period, which was due to end on 30 April, has now been extended to the end of May 2020 and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

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Recent Additions – D&DFHS

  • Computer Group Snippets 2 July 2020
  • Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2020 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 16 May 2020
  • D&DFHS Members Interests’ updated 23 June 2020

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Recent Additions – Other Society e-Journals

  • Calderdale FHS June 2020 e-Journal
  • Felixstowe FHS December 2019, March and June 2020 e-Journals
  • FHS of Cheshire June 2020 e-Journal
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria June 2020 e-Journal
  • Glamorgan FHS June 2020 e-Journal
  • Hertfordshire FHS June 2020 e-Journal
  • HAGSOCS June 2020 e-Journal
  • Nottinghamshire FHS July 2020 e-Journal
  • Metcalfe Society April 2020 e-Journal
  • Ryedale FHG July 2020 e-Journal
  • Society of Australian Genealogists June 2020 e-Journal

Doncaster Ancestor

Doncaster Ancestor Front Cover Doncaster Ancestor is the membership journal of the Society. It is published, quarterly, 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

None Scheduled


Online Sales

including membership, go to our Shop on GenFair

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Upcoming Events

  1. The Sand House: A Victorian Marvel (Part 1)

    21 July @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Family Tree Academy: Weekend Conference

    24 July @ 5:00 pm - 26 July @ 8:00 pm
  3. The Sand House: A Victorian Marvel (Part 2)

    28 July @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. The Family History Show Online

    26 September @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  5. The Family History Show 2021

    19/06/2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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