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The Society is pleased to announce the initial list of stallholders for the Society’s 2019 Fair. You will find details of the stallholders, two talks and woodturning demonstrations on the Fair 2019 page.


“Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now closed on health and safety grounds until further notice following the identification of structural failings in the building’s reading room. The building is being assessed and we are currently awaiting further Read more…


The cost of probate records for people who died after 1857 have been reduced from £10 to £1.50. You can order copies of probate records on the Wills, probate and inheritance website.


UPDATE: We now have a new telephone number – 01302 737264, only answered during Opening Times. The Society is pleased to announce the opening of it’s new temporary research room, the ‘Family History HELP DESK’ on Monday 24 June 2019 at Read more…


The Doncaster Ancestor Summer 2019 edition is now available in the members area of the website. Articles include the following:


The Doncaster and District Family History Society (D&DFHS) was saddened to hear that the Rotherham Family History Society (RFHS) ceased to exist after 31 March 2019. RFHS have passed their assets to the D&DFHS and consequently the D&DFHS would like Read more…


The latest Parish Records CD and Download is as follows: Revised: Hatfield St Lawrence Parish Records Baptisms 1567 to 1939 Burials 1567 to 1943 Marriages 1566 to 1940 More information


As the Doncaster Archives building is due to close in the near future, the Palgrave Research Centre, which is situated in the building, will close for the last time on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 3.30pm. Our new temporary research Read more…


The Palgrave Research Centre will be closed on Wednesday 5 June 2019, at the request of the Doncaster Archives and will reopen on Friday 7 June 2019. Apologies for the short notice.


The Society is pleased to announce, as from Friday 31 May 2019, there will be no charges to enter the Palgrave Research Centre. We anticipate an increase in the number of visitors and it is essential that you pre-book, tel Read more…