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.
It's membership renewal time so we look forward to receiving the yellow form that arrived with your Romany Routes in early September 2017. And this year, don't forget to tick the box on the form to show that you're happy with the way we take care of your personal information. All the details are on the form.
Family links to the Romany community at Bohemia Estate, Eastwood, Essex? Posted Sep 20, 2017 By Web Master
There’s a meeting on Sunday 1 October 2017 at Eastwood, Essex, for everyone who’s interested in the many Gypsy families who used to live on
Over 2 million Buckinghamshire parish register entries released online by FindMyPast.co.uk Posted Aug 20, 2017 By Web Master
Find My Past have just released a new collection of parish register transcriptions online for the county of Buckinghamshire. They include: 840,00 baptisms 485,000 marriages
FreeCen launches new site: English, Scottish and Welsh census returns for free Posted Aug 20, 2017 By Web Master
We understand that FreeCen has launched a new updated website where you see transcriptions of census returns for England, Scotland and Wales for free. The
A Celebration of Romany Gypsy Culture in Beeley, Derbyshire – 9-10 September 2017 Posted Aug 16, 2017 By Web Master
There’s a Romany Heritage event taking place in Beeley, Derbyshire, on the weekend of the 9th and 10th September between 11am – 4pm on both
Northamptonshire County Record Office plan to charge £31.50 an hour for access to archives Posted Jul 31, 2017 By Web Master
We understand that Northamptonshire County Record Office plans to start giving free access to its archives only on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and on the
Meet the RTFHS this Saturday – 29 July 2017 – in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Posted Jul 26, 2017 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at the Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day this Saturday – 29 July 2017. It’s on at Grange School, Wendover Way,
Share your family’s memories of attending Gypsy/Traveller Fairs: oral history project Posted Jul 22, 2017 By Web Master
The RTFHS have been contacted by a team who want to collect people’s memories of attending Gypsy/Traveller fairs, in particular the Midsummer Fair in Cambridge,
Free access to UK military records on Ancestry.co.uk until 24 July 2017 Posted Jul 22, 2017 By Web Master
Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to its UK military holdings from now until Monday 24 July 2017. Ancestry say that the offer is to commemorate the
Traditional Romany Gypsy music, song and stepping on show in Stowmarket, Suffolk, 2 September 2017 Posted Jul 22, 2017 By Web Master
There will be a day of traditional music at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk, on Saturday 2 September 2017, organised by
Meet the RTFHS at the Black Patch event in Smethwick, Sunday 9 July 2017 Posted Jul 06, 2017 By Web Master
Come and meet the RTFHS on Sunday 9 July when we take part in the annual Birmingham Romany Memorial event in Smethwick. This Open Day
New ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ TV series starts on 6 July 2017 Posted Jun 30, 2017 By Web Master
We hear that a new series of the popular genealogy TV programme Who Do You Think You Are? starts on BBC1 on 6 July 2017.
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Location: Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP.
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Location: The Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke RG24 9FP
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Location: Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6AY.
Location: Hook, Hampshire