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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).

Palgrave Research Centre Reopens Monday 15 Decemeber 2014

The painters have finished redecorating the Palgrave Research Centre and we will be open for researching on Monday 15 December 2014.

Please note that the the Palgrave Research Centre closes for Christmas Thursday 18 December 2014 and reopens Monday 5 January 2015.

Doncaster Ancestor Winter 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 CD releases 2014

The Society has released a further 5 CDs:

  • cd1103 - Bolton upon Dearne St Andrew the Apostle Baptisms 1691 to 1939, Marriage index 1674 to 1837 and Burials 1674 to 1904 more details
  • cd1100 - Darfield All Saints Baptisms 1598 to 1939, Marriage index 1750 to 1837 and Burials 1598 to 1900 more details

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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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.

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