Welcome to the Home page of the
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).

Family & Local History Fair plus Craft Stalls

26/09/2015 10:00 am
26/09/2015 4:00 pm
DDFHS Fair 2015 Flyer 1

Come and learn about how to research your family history and understand more about the development of the local area. A number of craft stalls will also feature at the show. Get ideas about how to display your research.

April Monthly Meeting - Change of Speaker

The speaker and talk for the Society's next monthly meeting, Wednesday 29 April 2015, have been changed. Ian Morgan will give a talk entitled Pestilence, Intrigue and Murder.

The plague - feared by all. Derbyshire had its fair share without a doubt. Imagine the hopelessness of being caught up in a plague and hear how the people coped, not only with illness but with murder and intrigue as well. This trip through time brings back to life those bygone days when Kingdoms were won and history made simply by surviving.

The Society at Who Do You Think You Are "Live" 2015

St Lawrence

For the first time, Doncaster and District Family History Society exhibited at the recent Who Do You Think You Are "Live" event held at the Birmingham NEC from 16th to 18th April 2015. This show is usually held at Olympia in London, but the venue had changed this year making it more accessible to people who live in the Midlands and the North of the UK.

Doncaster Ancestor Spring 2015 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 CD Release

The latest CD in the Society's Parish Records Series, cd1106 - Braithwell St James and Stainton St Wilfred Parish Records.
Braithwell St James:

  • Baptisms 1559 to 1923 plus Dade 1777 to 1812
  • Marriages index 1559 to 1939
  • Burials 1559 to 1920

Combined with
Stainton St Wilfred:

  • Baptisms 1556 to 1920 plus Dade 1778 to 1811
  • Marriages index 1556 to 1940
  • Burials 1557 to 1950

Wanted: Volunteers for the Palgrave Research Centre and Other Posts

We are looking to recruit some more volunteers to help out at the Palgrave Research Centre. As most of you will already be aware we always have two volunteers on duty whenever the centre is open. The volunteers are there to help people discover the resources we have available in the centre and support them to do their own research. You do not have to be an expert in family history research, but you need to be familiar with using the internet and have an awareness of the main commercial websites Findmypast and Ancestry.

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