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).

Closure of the Family History HELP DESK and Cancellation of Members' Monthly Meetings

Update Posted: 17 March 2020 12.39:
Following the government's latest advice the Family History HELP DESK will now close for the final time at 1.00pm Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Posted: 15 March 2020 18.39
In consideration of the potential impact of coronavirus on the health of our volunteers and researchers, the Doncaster and District Family History Society has decided to close its research facility, the Family History HELP DESK at the Doncaster Central Library, from Thursday at 3.30pm on 19 March 2020.

We have yet to be given a date for the proposed move of the Society’s research facility to the Doncaster Museum site.

Also with immediate effect, we have cancelled the members' monthly meetings. We hope to recommence the meetings in September 2020.

Please check the Society’s website and our Facebook page for further updates.

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First Stallholders Announced for Society's 2020 Family History Fair

The Society started to plan for this year's Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls, 3 October 2020, as soon as we had closed the doors on the 2019 event. The first stallholders have been announced. For more information go to the 2020 Fair page.

A Table Booking Form is available on the 2020 Fair page.

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Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2020 e-Journal

The Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2020 edition is now available in the members area of the website.

Articles include the following:

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Recent Additions

  • Computer Group page added 29/03/2020
  • Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2020 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 11/11/2019
  • D&DFHS Members Interests' updated 7 November 2019
  • Aberdeen NESFHS February 2020 e-Journal
  • Bedfordshire FHS March 2020 e-Journal
  • Birmingham and Midlands SfG&H March 2020 e-Journal
  • Essex SfFH March 2020 e-Journal
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria March 2020 e-Journal
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria
  • Glamorgan FHS March 2020 e-Journal
  • HAGSOCS March 2020 e-Journal
  • Hertfordshire FHS March 2020 e-Journal
  • Hillingdon FHS March 2020 e-Journal
  • Lincolnshire FHS February 2020 e-Journal
  • Manchester January 2020 e-Journal
  • Ryedale FHG January 2020 e-Journal

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: 30 September 2020
AGM followed by
Talk: Letters From a Faraway Laddie
Speaker: Sue McGeever

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Next Course

None Scheduled
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Upcoming Events

  1. Chesterfield Family & Local History plus Heritage Fair

    23 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. The Family History Show, York

    20 June @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  3. D&DFHS Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls 2020

    3 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Huddersfield & District FHS Fair

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