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).

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  • Society Publications Latest – June 2021
    Goole Download Additions Goole St John the Evangelist marriages 1849 to 1941 Goole Cemetery burials 1876 to 1906 Goole and Snaith Non-conformist Chapels – baptisms Tickhill Download Additions Methodist marriages 1912 to 1939 Online Sales, including membership, go to our Read more…
  • UPDATED: Free Access to FMP and Ancestry From Home for Doncaster Library Customers
    Update: 10 June 2021Until 31 December 2021, you are able to access Ancestry from home. Update: January 2021The initial period extended further to 31 March 2021. Update: 28 April 2020The initial period, which was due to end on 30 April, Read more…
  • Opening of the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum
    Danum Gallery, Library and Museum will officially open its doors for advanced visitor bookings on Saturday 29 May 2021. Details of the booking arrangements can be found on the Doncaster Council website.
  • Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2021 e-Journal
    The Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2021 e-Journal edition is now available in the Members’ Area of the website. Articles include the following: Teetotal Till the Races Doncaster’s Mining Communities Family Affairs Plague in Doncaster Will the Right John Ashmore Please Stand Read more…
  • Launch of New Research Enquiry Service
    The Society is pleased to announce the launch of a limited free email Research Service. Whilst not fully compensating for the closure of our Family History HELPDESK, due to the coronavirus, the service is initially available to all in celebration Read more…

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Recent Additions – D&DFHS

  • AGM 2021 Report
  • Computer Group Snippets 10 June 2021
  • Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2021 e-Journal
  • Doncaster Ancestor Index updated 22 March 2021
  • D&DFHS Members Interests’ updated 22 March 2021

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Recent Additions – Other Society e-Journals

  • Aberdeen NEFHS May 2021
  • Airedale & Wharfedale FHS March 2021
  • Barnsley FHS January 2021
  • Bedfordshire FHS June 2021
  • Birmingham and Midlands SfG&H June 2021
  • Buckinghamshire FHS Summer 2021
  • Calderdale FHS March 2021
  • City of York FHS Newsletter February 2021
  • FHS Cheshire March 2021
  • East Yorkshire FHS May 2021
  • Essex SfFH March 2021
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria December 2020
  • Glamorgan FHS June 2021
  • HAGSOC March 2021
  • Herefordshire FHS April 2021
  • Hertfordshire FHS June 2021
  • Hillingdon FHS June 2021
  • Huddersfield & District FHS April 2021
  • Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies December 2020
  • Lancashire FH & HS May 2021
  • Lincolnshire FHS September 2020 Newsletter
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS No 2 2021
  • Metcalfe Society December 2020
  • Nottinghamshire FHS April 2021
  • Ryedale FHG October 2020
  • SAG September 2020
  • Waltham Forest FHS March and September 2020
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Society FHS Spring 2021

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


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Next Online Members’ Meeting

Date: 30 June 2021
Talk: Chasing Million Eyres: From the West Riding to Siberia
Speaker: Jackie Depelle
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