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.

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.

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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