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.
Just published - our new book about the Doe family of the Southern Counties of England. Find out more in the Gypsy Families section of our Publications page.
Come and meet the RTFHS team in Chelmsford on Saturday 20 October 2018 Posted Oct 13, 2018 By Web Master
In or around Chelmsford next Saturday – 20 October 2018? Why not come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at a free Open
Interested in the Romany Doe family? New RTFHS book just published Posted Oct 07, 2018 By Web Master
Do the Doe family feature in your family tree? If so, head to the new book just published by the RTFHS. It’s The Family Tree
Come and meet the RTFHS team in Woodstock, Saturday 6 October 2018 Posted Sep 29, 2018 By Web Master
In or around Woodstock, Oxfordshire, on Saturday 6 October 2018? Please come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team. We’ll be attending the Family
Romany family history event at Eastwood, Essex – Sunday 7 October 2018 Posted Sep 29, 2018 By Web Master
Do you have connections to the Romany community of Eastwood near Southend in Essex? If so, why not head to this year’s Descendants of the
New RTFHS publication – the story of a woman from a Romany family who married a British aristocrat Posted Aug 23, 2018 By Web Master
We’re pleased to announce the publication of a new RTFHS book – The Gypsy Countess by Anne-Marie Ford. This is the first comprehensive biography that
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of British circus in Edinburgh from 1 to 27 August 2018: Philip Astley lives! Posted Jul 28, 2018 By Web Master
Were your Romany, Traveller or Fairground ancestors also circus performers? As you may know, 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the invention in Britain of
Free access to Ancestry’s UK and Irish records from now until Monday 9 July 2018 Posted Jul 07, 2018 By Web Master
Ancestry.co.uk are offering free access to their UK and Irish records this weekend, from today until midnight on Monday 9 July. Their UK records now
Leicestershire parish records now free online at FamilySearch.org Posted Jun 25, 2018 By Web Master
Did your ancestors travel in or live in Leicestershire? Now you can see transcriptions of parish register entries from that county free at FamilySearch.org The
Meet the RTFHS team in Swindon this Saturday, 30 June 2018 Posted Jun 25, 2018 By Web Master
In or around Swindon this Saturday, 30 June 2018? Come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at STEAM – the Museum of the
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
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
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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