Archives, local studies and family history

We document history of the borough from the earliest times to the present day.

Our archives and local studies services collect, preserve and provide access to a comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary information relating to the town of Doncaster, its metropolitan district and some adjacent areas.

We have expertise in the interpretation of historical information and statistics, and are always ready to lend whatever assistance the researcher might require, regardless of subject matter. 

If you need a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate, please visit the 'copies of certificates' section at the bottom of this webpage.

Doncaster Archives

For further information about the following, please visit our Doncaster Archives page:

  • access to records
  • Doncaster Archives and the National Curriculum
  • Doncaster Borough Charters 1194-1836
  • new acquisitions and resources at the Archives
  • withdrawal of records from the Archives
  • Getting to the archives (by bus and car)

Local studies

Please use the following link to be taken to the Local Studies section of our website.

Local Studies web link - you'll find information on:

  • acquisitions and finding aids in Local Studies
  • aviation in Doncaster
  • CD-Rom collection
  • Census information and Census returns
  • frequently asked questions
  • Microfiche collections
  • newspaper holdings
  • Doncaster 1914-1918 centenary project
  • the 1961 Project
  • sources for local and family history

Family & local history

Please use the following link to be taken to the Family and Local History section of our website

Family and Local History web link - you'll find information on a variety of topics of interest to family and local historians.

Copies of certificates

Information on obtaining copies of births, deaths and marriage certificates can be found on the following page:  Getting copies of certificates

Volunteering

Doncaster Heritage Services offers volunteering opportunities at Doncaster Archives and Doncaster Local Studies Library.

Volunteering with Doncaster Heritage Services is a way to use your skills, discover new ones, share your passion for the past and have fun. Volunteers are vital to support the service and opportunities are varied.  

Over 50 volunteers have already given their time for a number of reasons, including students who are looking to build their own skills, job seekers who want to gain relevant experience and those who are looking for a different way to spend their retirement.

Find out more about our current opportunities here.

More information

For further information, please contact us: 

Last updated: 07 August 2017 13:14:38