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Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LIN, NTT, YKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local History Library
Central Library
Tel: 01302 734307
Fax: 01302 369749
Email: -
Contact: Carol Hill:

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1900
Tuesday: 0900-1900
Wednesday: 0900-1800
Thursday: 0900-1800
Friday: 0900-1800
Saturday: 0900-1600

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? A fee of �10 is charged for limited searches. Research taking longer than 30 minutes is referred to a professional researcher, Mrs Linda Peabody, retained by the Library and Information Service

Provided by local Record Office? Doncaster Archives and Local Studies Department
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations -

5. Census returns

1841-1891: Doncaster, together with all villages and hamlets within the Doncaster Metropolitan District. Doncaster Local History Library (DLHL)
1841: adjacent areas within the local authorities of Barnsley, Rotherham, Selby, Sheffield and Wakefield. DLHL
1851: adjacent areas within Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. DLHL
1861-1871: adjacent areas within Nottinghamshire. DLHL
1881: adjacent areas within the local authorities of Barnsley, Rotherham, Selby, Sheffield and Wakefield, and Nottingham, Lincolnshire. DLHL
1891: adjacent areas within Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. DLHL

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Yorkshire: West Riding 1822-1936; East Riding 1840-1937; North Riding 1840-1937
Lincolnshire 1828-1926
Nottinghamshire 1835-1864
Sheffield Region 1833-1973
All at DLHL

6(b) City and Town Directories

Doncaster: Street 1891-1966; trade and local information only: 1981 to date
Sheffield 1787
Leeds 1853
All at DLHL

6(c) Telephone Directories

Doncaster & district 1962-1976
Barnsley and Doncaster 1978-1983
Doncaster 1984 to date
Sheffield Yellow Pages 1976 to date
All at DLHL

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Doncaster County Borough 1945-1973
Doncaster Metropolitan County Borough 1974 to date
Don Valley 1955-1973
All at DLHL

7(b) Poll Books

West Riding of the County of York 1807-1859. DLHL

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988. Microfiche. DLHL

9. Unpublished Indexes

1841-1891 censuses: street index, in preparation, to the Doncaster censuses. DLHL

10. Parish Registers

Yorkshire Archaeological Society: Parish Register section. Published transcripts in 160 volumes of parishes throughout Yorkshire. DLHL

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Doncaster Ancestor: the Journal of the Doncaster and District Family History Society. 1980 to date
Doncaster Review 1894-1898.
Yesterday Today: Doncaster Local History Review 1991 to date
The Islonian: Journal of the Isle of St Axholme Family History Society 1987 to date
Lincolnshire Family History Society 1990-1994
Yorkshire Family History Society 1985 to date
All at DLHL

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Index to the 1851 census; 50 vols. Name index transcribed and produced by the Doncaster and District Family History Society covering the towns, villages and hamlets in the Archdeaconry of Doncaster
Monumental inscriptions; 67 vols. M.I.s for the churchyards in the Archdeaconry of Doncaster produced and transcribed by Doncaster and District Family History Society.
All at DLHL

13. Other material

Name index to monumental inscriptions in churchyards of the Archdeaconry of Doncaster
Indexes to the 1881 Census for Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Produced on microfiche
Transcript of Poll Tax Returns 1379
Burgess Rolls for the Borough of Doncaster 1870-1897
All at DLHL

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Doncaster Archives
King Edward Road
Tel: 01302 859811

Mrs Linda Peabody
Central Library
Tel: 01302 734307

Other information