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Doncaster and District Family History Society

Map of parishes covered by Doncaster and District Family History SocietyWe hope this website will be of some use to you if you are researching relatives in and around Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, although the Society's records are not limited to Doncaster.

Map of parishes covered by Doncaster and District Family History Society,  Click here (map displays in a new window).

October Meeting - Talk: England's Immigrants, 1330-1550

Speaker: Professor Mark Ormrod, University of York
Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Doncaster School for the Deaf

This talk will explore the theme of immigration to England in the era of the Black Death, the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses.

Open Afternoon & Evening, Palgrave Research Centre

06/11/2014 1:00 pm
06/11/2014 7:00 pm

Venue: Palgrave Research Centre, King Edward Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 0NA
Admission: Free, Ample Free Parking

If you have not visited the Palgrave Research Centre recently, why not come along and see how our collections can help with your family history and local history research. Palgrave Research Centre shares accommodation with Doncaster Archives.

DDFHS Family History Day & Craft Fair 2014 - Raffle Prize Winners


Below is a list of the winning ticket numbers of the Doncaster and District Family History Day & Craft Fair Raffle drawn on 18 October 2014.

Winners can claim their prize by emailing Sandra Astbury contact form.

The Society thanks you for your support.

Raffle Prize Winners

Society Courses 2014/15 - Latest List

Karen Walker, the Society's courses facilitator has released the dates for courses she will be holding over the next few months. The first one is suitable for beginners to family history research: Growing Your Family Tree on Thursday 4 December 2014.
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Latest Society Publications September 2014

The Society has released CDs which cover the parishes of Swinton, Hickleton and Marr:
cd1098 - Swinton St. Margaret Parish Records , Baptisms 1800 to 1939, Burials 1817 to 1900 and Dade Register 1785 to 1815 and much more.
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cd1097 - Hickleton and Marr Parish Records
Hickleton St. Wilfred, Baptisms 1664 to 1918, Burials 1626 to 1940 and Marriages 1750 to 1837 and much more

Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 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.

A Family Historian's Great War

St Lawrence

To commemorate the centenary of the start of the Great War, Doncaster and District Family History Society has published this A4 sized booklet. It looks at subjects that will answer questions raised by people researching their family history during this period.

Review of the Society's Website

Over the next few months the Society is undertaking a review of the website. The process will be a series of incremental changes, particularly to the Home page, relating to content, navigation and style. We will also be looking to make the layout more responsive for your tablets and smartphones. Updates will be posted periodically on the website.

Proposal For Additional Members Meetings

Would you like to come to our members meetings but prefer not to attend evening events? We appreciate that evening meetings and/or the venue at Doncaster School for the Deaf are not convenient for everyone.

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