40th Anniversary 1980 - 2020

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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…


UPDATE: 24 October 2019 We may have closed on Fridays, but as from Saturday 26 October 2019 the Family History HELP DESK will be open on Saturdays, 11.00am to 2.00pm, The Society is pleased to announce the opening of it’s Read more…


The following prizes remain unclaimed: Door Prize 133  – 1 Month Pro subscription findmypast Main Draw 15 Yellow – Gloves 44 Blue – Mug set 56 Blue – Laura Ashley set 80 Green – Jewellery 115 Green – Colouring books Read more…


“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…


Update Latest stallholders are: Hexthorpe Local History Group Craft – Angela Lawson Chesterfield and District FHS and The Sand House Charity The Society is pleased to announce the initial list of stallholders for the Society’s 2019 Fair. You will find Read more…