Find out more about your Romany Gypsy, Traveller and Fairground ancestors this coming Saturday - 12 October - at the RTFHS Open Day in Woking, Surrey. Plus catch a talk about how to research your Gypsy family tree at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome and entrance is free. See our Events page for details.

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Woodstock on Saturday 5 October Posted Sep 29, 2019 By Web Master

Please come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at this Family History Fair, organised by the Oxfordshire Family History Society. It will be at

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Big price drop for copies of English and Welsh wills: down from £10 to £1.50 Posted Sep 02, 2019 By Web Master

The fee to get a copy for a will in England and Wales has recently been cut from £10 to just £1.50. You can search

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Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team in Aylesbury on Saturday 27 July 2019 Posted Jul 16, 2019 By Web Master

Come and meet the RTFHS team on Saturday 27 July 2019 when we take part – as usual – in the annual Family History Fair

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Meet the RTFHS team on Sunday 14 July 2019 at the Birmingham Romany Memorial (Black Patch) Open Day in Smethwick Posted Jul 07, 2019 By Web Master

Come and meet the RTFHS team on Sunday 14 July when we take part in the annual Birmingham Romany Memorial event in Smethwick. This free

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Free Gypsy history talk in Woking, Surrey, 22 July 2019 Posted Jun 23, 2019 By Web Master

Surrey has been home to Romany Gypsies and Travellers, their culture and traditions, for over 500 years and this free talk by Dr Alan Wright

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Come and meet the RTFHS in Dorchester on Saturday 29 June 2019 Posted Jun 23, 2019 By Web Master

If you’re in or around Dorchester on Saturday 29 June 2019, why not come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team? We’ll be having

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Damian Le Bas talks about Romani language on BBC Radio 4 programme Posted May 24, 2019 By Web Master

If you want to hear about the history of the Romani language in the Britain and hear it spoken, tune into Word of Mouth, a

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New RTFHS book offers family trees for Evans, Ryalls, Heaps, Holland, Florence, Scarrott, Sherriff, Charlotte, Warton and Heron families Posted May 17, 2019 By Web Master

If you’re interested in the Romany Evans, Ryalls, Heaps, Holland, Florence, Scarrott, Sherriff, Charlotte, Warton or Heron families, then the latest book from the RTFHS

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Come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at Alexandra Palace, north London, on 26 and 27 April 2019 Posted Apr 12, 2019 By Web Master

Meet the RTFHS team at the big new family history fair that launches at Alexandra Palace in north London on Friday 26 and Saturday 27

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Just published! New updated and expanded edition of an RTFHS Stanley Family Tree book Posted Mar 13, 2019 By Web Master

We are pleased to announce the publication of an updated and expanded edition of The Family Trees of Hercules and Peter Stanley by Anne-Marie Ford. This

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‘Was your ancestor a Gypsy?’ Half-day course at Society of Genealogists, London, 9 March 2019 Posted Feb 12, 2019 By Web Master

RTFHS Secretary Beverley Walker is giving a half-day course called Was your ancestor a Gypsy? at the Society of Genealogists in London on Saturday 9 March

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Gypsy Families in Dorset: free talk at West Howe Library, Bournemouth, 1 February 2019 Posted Jan 21, 2019 By Web Master

Interested in the Gypsy families of Dorset? Be sure to be at West Howe Library, Cunningham Crescent, Bournemouth BH11 8DU at 10.30am on Friday 1

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