It was good to meet so many of you in Sheffield. And if you missed us there, we're going to be in York on Saturday 23 June and at the Romany Weekend near Farnham in Surrey on the 23rd and the 24th. See our Events page to find out more.

What's new?

New book about British Gypsy life – this week’s Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 Posted Jun 04, 2018 By Web Master

A new book about British Gypsy Life called The Stopping Places by Damian Le Bas is being published on 7 June 2018. Starting today – 4 June

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Name-indexed original parish records for Devon baptisms, marriages and burials: now free online at FamilySearch.org Posted May 23, 2018 By Web Master

The free genealogy website FamilySearch has just launched name indexes for its collection of Bishop’s Transcripts for the county of Devon. Previously these records were

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Now back in print: the RTFHS guide you need to trace your ancestors’ travels Posted May 16, 2018 By Web Master

Ever wondered why your family happened to be in a particular town or village when they were caught by the census enumerator, got married or

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Come and meet the RTFHS team at the Romany Weekend, Rural Life Centre, Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey – 23 & 24 June 2018 Posted May 16, 2018 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS team at this two-day Romany event at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey. We will be attending on both

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Free talk about the life of Gypsy Esmeralda Lock, 22 May 2018, Leeds, Yorkshire Posted May 16, 2018 By Web Master

There’s a free talk by Dr Ken Lee – an academic with British Gypsy ancestry – about the life of the Gypsy Esmeralda Lock (1854–1939)

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Dorchester, Dorset, on Saturday 2 June 2018 Posted May 16, 2018 By Web Master

If you’re in or around Dorchester on Saturday 2 June 2018, why not come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team? We’ll be at this

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The 1939 Register – now available on Ancestry.co.uk: a snapshot of England and Wales at the outbreak of the Second World War Posted May 09, 2018 By Web Master

The 1939 Register – which is a census-like record of 40 million of the inhabitants of England and Wales on 29 September 1939 – has

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Come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS Team in Earl’s Court, London, on Saturday and Sunday, 5 and 6 May 2018 Posted Apr 27, 2018 By Web Master

Come and meet the RTFHS Team in Earl’s Court, London, on Saturday and Sunday, 5 and 6 May 2018. We’re taking our bookstall along to

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Now fully booked! Fairgrounds, Inquests and a Gypsy Countess – the RTFHS family history conference: Saturday 12 May 2018 in Hook, Hampshire Posted Apr 15, 2018 By Web Master

Due to huge demand for places for our 2018 event, we regret to announce that we can’t take any more bookings. So if you haven’t

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‘Family Tree’ magazine launches a week of free online activities for family historians: Monday 16 April to 22 April 2018 Posted Apr 15, 2018 By Web Master

On Monday 16 April 2018 the UK genealogy magazine Family Tree launches a week of free online family research activities to help you to find

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Can you identify Mills family members in Battersea, South London? Posted Mar 28, 2018 By Web Master

Do you know anything about the Romany Gypsy Mills family who used to live in a yard in Cabul Road, Battersea, South London? If so,

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Poole on Saturday 24 March 2018 Posted Mar 03, 2018 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS at the Dorset FHS Family History Day in Poole, Dorset on Saturday 24 March 2018, organised by the Dorset Family History Society to celebrate

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