Other benefits include:

  • Monthly hybrid (in room & online) meetings with superb guest speakers
  • Our excellent quarterly Society journal ‘The Doncaster Ancestor’, and access to all our back copies online, dating back to 1980, full of useful articles and social history in Doncaster. Choosing the e-journal helps the society save money and waste
  • Help with your research
  • Have the names you are researching published in the journal and kept on the member’s surnames of interest database, to share with those also searching your family lines
  • Access to our members only area, which includes:
    • Video library – past monthly talks recorded on Zoom
    • Access to our 1.6 million + names database containing local parish and other records NEW SEPTEMBER 2023
  • Join our self help advice group on Zoom, to discuss all things family history in a relaxed friendly group including computer skills as well
  • Access to other events we are planning for the members

Apply to join DDFHS

On joining the Society, you will receive a welcome pack, containing various leaflets including Forthcoming Events, Publications List and a Members’ Surname Interest form, useful for making contact with other members researching the same surnames.


NEW Members, irrespective of the chosen membership, will initially receive the e-journal access unless you join in time for the next printed journal to be sent to you.

You will then receive the printed version the following quarter.

We are implementing this approach to help us reduce costs, which we would have to pass on to our members.