40th Anniversary 1980 - 2020

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Monthly Meetings


The last Wednesday of each month, except December.


7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Normally it is 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, but people do start arriving from about 6:30pm. However we can always do with a hand setting up!


Doncaster Deaf Trust
Race Course Roundabout
Leger Way, Doncaster
South Yorkshire, DN2 6AY
(opposite the Doncaster Race Course Exhibition Centre).


There is adequate free parking and facilities are available for the disabled.

  • Meetings are free to members; Visitors £3, from January 2017, (refunded if you join on the night).
  • It’s a good chance to meet with other members with the same hobby. You will be able to talk to others, obtain advice and be part of a vibrant Family History Society.
  • Each month there is a speaker, and the talks are all so varied.
  • On the Bookstall you will be able to purchase the Society’s and other publications. We have over 400 publications, most of which will be available at the meeting.
  • At the the Exchange Journal Table you can borrow journals form one of our fellow societies.
  • Our Journal, the Doncaster Ancestor, is also available every quarter, February, May, August and November.









26 February

Sweets Memories of Doncaster.
The story of the prolific sweet makers of Doncaster of many years ago, and I am sure many of you can remember their names. Nuttall, Radiance and of course Parkinson’s Royal Doncaster Butterscotch.

Geoff Bennett

25 March

The History of Slavery in South Yorkshire
I am sure you will be surprised to hear how this area had its share of slaves.

David Adgar

29 April

AGM followed by the Story of Charles Dickens
The author, a favourite of many, who was supposed to be a real family man whilst living his secret life with an actress for 13 years. This is the talk which Pat had to cancel last year due to illness.

Pat Osbourne.

Please Note – There will occasionally be a change to the pre-advertised speaker due to circumstances beyond our control. If you are coming to hear a specific talk, please check our website before you travel or contact the Programme Secretary