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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).

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.

Click on image to see full size poster (displays in a new window).

Newsflash 1 July 2015
We are pleased to announce that all the space has been booked.
If you wanted a table – please contact Dave Valentine, Joint Vice-Chairman, now in case we have any last minute cancellations.

Latest Society CD Release - August 2015

The latest CD in the Society's Parish Records Series, cd1114 - Barnby Dun St Peter & St Paul Parish Records & more:

  • Baptisms 1599 to 1934
  • Marriages index 1599 to 1837
  • Burials 1599 to 1915

The CD also includes Memorial inscriptions along with War Memorial. There are also extracts from three different Trade Directories.
more details

Parish Records CD Publications by the Society

Doncaster Ancestor Autumn 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.

Doncaster 1914-1918 At Home, at War

To mark the centenary of the First World War, people across Doncaster or anyone with a local connection, are being encouraged to help build a picture of life in the area between 1914-1918.
A series of events and exhibitions will explore the role of the borough and its people in the conflict, both at home and on the front line.
See the Great War on Tour at the Society's Family & Local History Fair plus Craft Stalls on 26 September 2015.

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


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.

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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