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.
Make sure you have Saturday 24 October in your diary and meet us for our Family History Open Day in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. It's free for RTFHS members. See our Events page for more info.
Meet the RTFHS team in Basingstoke this Sunday – 11 October 2015 – at the Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day Posted Oct 05, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at this Family History Fair, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society (HGS). We’ll have books on sale and will be pleased
Meet the RTFHS team in Woodstock this Saturday – 3 October 2015 Posted Sep 30, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the team from the RTFHS at the Oxfordshire Family History Society Open Day this Saturday – 3 October 2015. It’s on at Marlborough School,
Researching Stanleys and other West Country families? New source Posted Sep 17, 2015 By Web Master
There’s a new free online resource available if you’re researching the name Stanley and associated Romany/Traveller families in the West Country. Gary Stanley has this
Are you a ‘Bohemia Estate’ Gypsy descendant? Meeting on 6 September 2015 Posted Aug 19, 2015 By Web Master
There’s a meeting on Sunday 6 September 2015 at Eastwood, Essex, for everyone who’s interested in the many Gypsy families who used to live on
Meet us in Girton, Cambridgeshire on 5 September 2015 Posted Aug 19, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at this Family History Day on Saturday 5 September, organised by the Cambridgeshire Family History Society. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications and
Fairground life in the 1840s: current BBC Radio 4 programme Posted Aug 14, 2015 By Web Master
There’s a series of three short programmes currently running on BBC Radio 4 about a waxworks show that travelled to fairs in southern England in
Free online films about British life from the past 120 years Posted Jul 29, 2015 By Web Master
The British Film Institute (BFI) have just launched a new free website where you can view thousands of old documentary films about British life, dating
Chaplin’s son unveils Romany monument at Black Patch, Smethwick, Birmingham Posted Jul 27, 2015 By Web Master
Michael Chaplin, son of the famous Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin, yesterday unveiled a new monument to the Romany families who made their home at Black
Meet the RTFHS team in Aylesbury, Saturday 25 July 2015 Posted Jul 15, 2015 By Web Master
Come along and say hello to the RTFHS team on Saturday 25 July 2015 at the Buckinghamshire FHS Family History Fair. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
Celebrate Birmingham’s Romany heritage – Sunday 26 July 2015 Posted Jul 15, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at this free event that celebrates the Black Patch Romany community. It’s on Sunday 26 July 2015 from 11am until 4pm at
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke RG24 9FP.
Time: 11.00am until 4.00pm
Location: St Lawrence Church Hall, High Street, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0AS.