Come and meet the RTFHS this summer. We're heading to fairs and events at locations all over England, from York and Swindon to Oxfordshire and Dorset. See our Events page for details.

What's new?

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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Gypsy history exhibition now open in Leeds, Yorkshire, plus talks on 6 March and 5 April 2018 Posted Mar 03, 2018 By Web Master

There’s a new free exhibition in the Brotherton Gallery at the University of Leeds called ‘Rights and Romance: Representing Gypsy Lives’ with displays of items

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Travelling Showmen and the First World War: new exhibition plus publication from the Fairground Heritage Centre in Devon Posted Feb 26, 2018 By Web Master

Did your Fairground people serve in World War 1? If so, head to Devon from March 2018 onwards to see a new exhibition at Dingles

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