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122,434 new baptism records from Doncaster family history society have been added to findmypast. Our Doncaster baptism records now contain the details of 303,522 baptisms conducted between 1538 and 1986 by parish churches in the Doncaster area of Yorkshire.

Baptism records state the date and place an individual was baptised into a church, and are a valuable resource for expanding your family tree back before the civil registration of births was introduced in 1837. The information in each record depends on its date, but they typically list an individual’s name, the date and location of their baptism.

The parents of the person baptised are often named, which can prove a crucial link to the previous generation. Some later records list date of birth, mother’s maiden name and the father’s occupation.