Tracing Romany, Traveller or Fairground folk?
We're the family history society for you. It's a great way to trace your special roots, meet people who share your interests and find out more about your heritage.
Is your ancestor in our Publications?
Browse through the range of specialist books published by the RTFHS. We may have one that includes your family and perhaps even your complete family tree.
Is your ancestor in our photo Gallery?
Take a look at our great old photos of travelling people and travelling life, sourced mainly from our members' family albums and postcard collections.
Save the date: our 2015 Society Day will be in Brockenhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire, on 9 May. More details soon
Gypsy families and life in the Chilterns: free essay just published online Posted Jan 26, 2015 By Web Master
The Chilterns Conservation Board has just published Our Common Heritage. It’s a free online publication containing six essays about the social history of an area
Scottish showmen and women on TV: watch now on BBC iPlayer Posted Dec 23, 2014 By Web Master
We hear that there was a TV programme about the lives of Scottish showmen and women, shown on BBC2 in Scotland a few days ago.
English and Welsh will ordering goes online from 12 December 2014 Posted Dec 09, 2014 By Web Master
From Friday 12 December 2014, the Probate Service will make will records for England and Wales from 1858 to the present-day available to search online
RTFHS takes part in Remembrance Day parade, London, this Sunday Posted Nov 07, 2014 By Web Master
We’re proud to announce that our Honorary Vice President Janet Keet-Black will again be leading a contingent in the Remembrance Day march past at the
Explore Your Archive: special events throughout November 2014 Posted Oct 27, 2014 By Web Master
November 2014 sees the launch of a new campaign to encourage everyone to find out more about what’s available in the archives and record offices
Video clips added to ‘Tracing your WW1 ancestors’ and ‘Specialist family history resources’ Posted Sep 19, 2014 By Web Master
For the first time today, we’ve started to add video clips to this site. There’s one about Gypsies who served in the First World War,
Celebrating Gypsy Heritage event at Thorney Hill, New Forest, Saturday 4 October 2014 Posted Sep 15, 2014 By Web Master
On 4 October 2014 at Thorney Hill Church, near Bransgore in the New Forest, Jigfoot with Simon and Jo Harmer (and possibly also Janet Keet-Black
Tracing your WW1 ancestors: new guide added to our site Posted Sep 12, 2014 By Web Master
To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and commemorate the lives of the thousands of Romany, Traveller and Fairground
See Thomas Acton get shorn for charity – Saturday 6 September 2014, Olympic Legacy Park, Stratford, London Posted Sep 02, 2014 By Web Master
RTFHS member Thomas Acton is lined up to get a complete shave and a skinhead hair cut in aid of charity this Saturday, 6 September
Ancestors in Eastwood, Essex? Head there this Sunday – 7 September 2014 Posted Sep 01, 2014 By Web Master
Do you have family connections with Eastwood, Essex? Then head to Eastwood this Sunday – 7 September 2014 – and meet people whose ancestors belonged
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire