Doncaster Archives & Local Studies


Doncaster Archives on King Edward Road, Balby, is now (15/08/2019) closed on health and safety grounds until further notice following the identification of structural failings in the building’s reading room. The building is being assessed and we are currently awaiting further information on its status before archival collections can be relocated and an alternative interim enquiry service can be made available. The records stored at Doncaster Archives are secured within the building and are not at risk.

Get in touch with Doncaster Archives by email - - for enquiries relating to research or archival records and we’ll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

The Local Studies Library at the Central Library on Waterdale remains open as usual.

Doncaster Archives & Local Studies Department documents centuries of the Borough's recorded history.

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. 

Records held by Doncaster Archives and Local Studies Library include parish records such as marriage and baptism certificates, Doncaster Borough Charters from 1194 to 1836, census information and returns, newspaper collections, and many other resources for researching local and family history.

Visit our website for more information on Doncaster Archives & Local Studies, including opening hours, how to visit us, and details of the many resources and research services available.

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 - you'll find information on a variety of topics of interest to family and local historians.

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Last updated: 02 September 2019 15:49:56