40th Anniversary 1980 - 2020

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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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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


Sweet Memories of Doncaster by Geoff Bennett Come along and hear all about the famous sweet factories, which were once a part of Doncaster. Do you remember Parkinson’s Royal Doncaster Butterscotch? A day at the races wasn’t complete without a Read more…


With effect from 31 March 2020, the document ordering procedure of the National Archives will change. Readers will be able to order a maximum of 12 documents for the same day, plus up to 12 documents ordered in advance (i.e. Read more…


The Family History HELP DESK will close Saturday, 21 December 2019 at 2.00pm and reopen Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 10.30am.


FreeBMD is one of a suite of free to use, forever, family history database – users are already free to share screenshots of FreeCEN (nineteenth-century censuses) and FreeREG (registers of baptism, marriage and burial from the Church of England and Read more…


Latest update on Doncaster Archives and in particular the collections. “Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed due to preparation work for relocation. The archival collections, previously on-site at the Archives, have gone into storage outside of Read more…


The Doncaster Ancestor Winter 2019 edition is now available in the members area of the website. 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 Read more…


Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 Venue: Doncaster Deaf Trust, Leger Way Doncaster DN2 6AY Topic: Mining Banners Speaker: Anne Bradley This month’s talk is by Anne Bradley, who is from the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Her talk looks Read more…