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).
Family & Local History Fair
plus Craft Stalls
Saturday 13 October 2018, Doncaster School for the Deaf
Come and learn about how to research your family history and understand more about the development of the local area.
A number of craft stalls will also feature at the show. Get ideas about how to display your research.
- Uncovering the Past: St James Parish Church, Rawcliffe
- Granddad Needham, Cantley Hall
- Doncaster Family & Local History Fair with Crafts
- Mother’s Little Helpers
- Memories of 135 Doncaster Lane
- A Puzzle of two Baptisms
- Edith Annie Walker
- The Clock which Never Goes
- Obituary: Philip George Court Pleace
- York & Sheffield Fairs
- Society Day Trip October 2018
- What a Discovery
- Footpads, Kings & Highwaymen
- Early Asylum Life
- Family History Surgery
- Findmypast and Living DNA Announce Partnership
- Baptisms 1547 to 1920
- Burials 1547 to 1993
- Marriages 1547 to 1940
- Baptisms 1911 to 1917
- Baptisms 1839 to 1930
- Burials 1842 to 1951
- Marriages 1842 to 1939
The Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 2018 e-Journal edition is now available on the website.
Articles include the following:
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 Summer 2018 e-JournalRead
The latest revised and new Parish Records publications, CDs and Downloads, are as follows:
REVISED: Adwick le Street St Lawrence Parish Records and much more
plus Woodlands All Saints
NEW: Ardsley Christ Church Parish Records and more
The General Register Office for England and Wales - "(GRO) has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. The pilot, originally extended to July 2018, has now been extended further to continue to assess longer term demand and there is no planned end date at this time. Further communications will be provided in due course.Read
The law is changing to protect your personal information. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. This means that the Society needs your permission to keep your personal data for the purpose of the administration of the Society and to continue delivering a range of services and benefits.Read
"I have proposed a trip to the West Yorkshire Archives Service , Wakefield, on Thursday morning 4th October 2018.
You will need to make your own way there. There are only 3 disabled car spaces. Other than that there is a car park located not too far away, or there is the train.Read