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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).

January Monthly Meeting - Change of Speaker

Please note that the Speaker will now be David Templeman with his talk: 2 Queens and a Countess.

It is an in depth talk on the interaction between the 3 most colourful and charismatic women in Elizabethan history- Elizabeth 1, Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick. A totally new perspective on these 3 women and a unique insight into a predominantly man's world entered into and conquered by these 3 powerful icons.

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Society Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting(AGM) of Doncaster and District Family History Society will take place in the main hall of Doncaster Deaf Trust, Leger Way, Doncaster on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 7.30pm.

Followed by a talk from Richard Axe on "Fraud & Bigamy in mid Victorian Britain The case of the Italian Imposter, Count Borromeo".

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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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BMD Price Rise 2019

"The price of a birth, marriage or death certificate for England & Wales will increase on 16 February 2019 from £9.25 to £11.00. At the same time, the charge for the PDF version will rise from £6.00 to £7.00.

Therefore, now is the time to place any orders that you are planning to submit.

Associated fees are also going up. You can see full details of the new charges in the relevant statutory instrument. A more user-friendly summary of the changes can be found in the Lost Cousins newsletter."

Source: Federation of Family History Societies

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Society Publications: November 2018

The latest revised and new Parish Records CDs and Downloads, are as follows:

NEW: Rawcliffe St James’ church Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1691 to 1925
  • Burials 1753 to 1962
  • Marriages 1631 to 1940

REVISED: Fishlake St Cuthbert Parish Records

  • Baptisms 1561 to 1921
  • Burials 1561 to 1974
  • Marriages 1561 to 1974

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Recent Additions

  • Barnsley FHS January 2019 e-Journal
  • Nottinghamshire FHS July & October 2018 e-Journals
  • Members' Interests updated 6 January 2019
  • Lincolnshire FHS August & November 2018 e-Journals
  • Calderdale FHS December 2018 e-Journal
  • FHS of Cheshire December 2018 e-Journal
  • The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra December 2018 e-Journal
  • The Essex SfFH December 2018 e-Journal
  • Doncaster & District FHS Winter 2018 e-Journal
  • Unwanted Certificates updated 11 June 2018

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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: 30 January 2019
Talk: Two Queens and a Countess
Speaker: David Templeman

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Recent Publications

- CDs
Denaby All Saints Parish Records
CD1127_Denaby All Saints 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