New Course: Growing Your Family Tree

The Society is running a new course as part of the Heritage Festival in May. Learn how to use Census Returns, Birth, Marriage and Death Records to go back through the generations.

After the course, attendees can be shown around the Research Centre for no extra charge to see what records we hold.

Suitable for anyone who is new to family history research or those wanting an in-depth look at these subjects.

Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2014 Edition

The latest edition of Doncaster Ancestor is now available. If you would prefer to have online access to this and future editions of Doncaster Ancestor, rather than a printed copy, please email the Membership Secretary.

Latest Society Publications January Update

The Society has released a further two CDs which cover the parishes of Hatfield and Snaith. These are listed below with other recent publications:


cd1085 - Hatfield St Lawrence, Baptisms 1567 to 1939, Burials 1567 to 1943 and Marriages 1750 to 1837 ** these years only** More details

Do You Have A Story About Your Ancestors Experiences in WWI?

2014 will mark one hundred years since the beginning of the Great War and Doncaster and District Family History Society is planning a number of activities to commemorate the part played in the war by local people - men, women and children alike.

We are planning to publish a commemorative booklet that will help people research their First World War ancestors, but will also tell individual stories and look at what happened in and around Doncaster.

Genetic Genealogy

You may have heard of genetic genealogy or DNA testing for genealogy and wondered whether it is something you should try. So before you rush to swab your mouth and pay your money, below are a few links to websites which attempt to answer most of the frequently asked questions:

Are You making the Most of Our Member’s Interests Service?

"My ancestors come from Norfolk and Durham. Early on in my research I knew I would need some help, as frequent trips to these places was not an option. I joined both the Northumberland & Durham and the Norfolk Family History Societies and gave them my Member’s Interest Surnames.

Research Service

The Research Service is a “look-up” service and is limited to items held in the Society's Palgrave Research Centre, including Doncaster and District Family History Society publications.

More details on the Society's publications

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