Reserve your place now at our Society Day, 11 June 2016, in Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire. The day's free for RTFHS members, with talks on wagon building and painting, the 1939 Register and the family of champion boxer Joe Beckett.

What's new?

Ryalla Duffy talks about life for Romany women, BBC Radio 4 Posted May 22, 2016 By Web Master

The Romany author Ryalla Duffy took part in Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 20 May 2016, where she talked about life for

Read More »

Meet the RTFHS team at Newton Abbot, Devon, Sunday 22 May 2016 Posted May 17, 2016 By Web Master

Come along and say hello to the RTFHS team at the Family and Local History Fair that’s taking place this Sunday – 22 May 2016

Read More »

Just published: new Family Tree Books on the surnames Lock and Butler and Stanley Volume 2 Posted Apr 18, 2016 By Web Master

Today we’re delighted to add three important new volumes to our popular Famous Romany Families series of books. They are The Family Tree of Matthew &

Read More »

Come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS at Who Do You Think You Are? Live from tomorrow – 7 April 2016 Posted Apr 06, 2016 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS team at Who Do You Think You Are? Live from tomorrow – Thursday 7 April – until Saturday 9 April 2016. The show

Read More »

Get 20 free credits at ScotlandsPeople until 30 April 2016 Posted Apr 06, 2016 By Web Master

We hear that the ScotlandsPeople site is giving away 20 credits free until the end of April 2016. To get yours, just log in at

Read More »

A musical performance about New Forest Gypsy Life, Chippenham Folk Festival, Sunday 29 May 2016 Posted Mar 30, 2016 By Web Master

“The Hither Side of the Hedge”, a lively performance featuring the songs and dances that Alice Gillington collected from the New Forest Gypsies in the

Read More »

Talk about the Welsh Romany musicians, the Wood family: Caernavon, 6 April 2016 Posted Mar 30, 2016 By Web Master

If you’re interested in the famous Welsh Romany family the Woods, head to the Galeri Arts Centre next to Caernavon Castle in North Wales at

Read More »

Irish Roman Catholic parish records go online: Find My Past pledge they will be “free forever” Posted Mar 10, 2016 By Web Master

Find My Past have just released a collection of more than 10 million baptism, marriage and burial records from Roman Catholic churches across the 32

Read More »

Unlimited access to the 1939 Register for Find My Past subscribers from 16 February 2016 onwards Posted Jan 21, 2016 By Web Master

We hear that Find My Past subscribers will be getting unlimited access to the 1939 Register from 16 February 2016 onwards as part of their

Read More »

Free access to Find My Past this weekend Posted Jan 21, 2016 By Web Master

We understand from Find My Past that they are offering free access to their records from 12.00pm on Friday 22 January until 12.00pm on Monday 25

Read More »

50% off look-up costs on 1939 Register: ends 23 December 2015 Posted Dec 17, 2015 By Web Master

Chris Paton of the British Genes Blog has alerted us to a special offer at Find My Past’s 1939 Register that can save you 50% on household

Read More »

Old photos feature in new Cornish online archive Posted Dec 11, 2015 By Web Master

A new online archive of Cornwall in photos and on film has just launched at Cornish Memory. There are currently over 30,000 images on the

Read More »