Did your Romany family travel in the southern counties of England? The RTFHS has just published a free online book of old family photos. See our Free Records page to find out more and view the book.

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Sharpen up and colourise unlimited numbers of old photos for free for one month with MyHeritage Posted Aug 15, 2020 By Web Master

The commercial genealogy company MyHeritage has launched a new photo enhancing service on its website. This automatically sharpens up old photos that are blurred or

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Get together “virtually” with the RTFHS at The Family History Show Online: Saturday 20 June 2020 Posted Jun 16, 2020 By Web Master

A “virtual” online version of the popular Family History Show will be taking place online on Saturday 20 June 2020 from 10.00am until 4.30pm. The

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RTFHS offers free online publication of old family photos Posted Jun 15, 2020 By Web Master

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the RTFHS (1994-2019), we are starting to make available on this site a number of books published by the

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Free digitised records offered by The National Archives during coronavirus lockdown Posted Apr 26, 2020 By Web Master

The National Archives have just announced that they are offering researchers free access to some digitised documents while their base in Kew, London, is closed

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Just re-published: some out-of-print RTFHS Family Tree books now available again Posted Apr 16, 2020 By Web Master

Due to popular demand, the RTFHS has just reprinted a number of Family Tree books that have been out-of-print for a while. They are: DOE

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Enjoy a major family history conference free online: Family Tree Live event goes ‘virtual’ Posted Apr 16, 2020 By Web Master

The major Family Tree Live family history event was due to take place this weekend at Alexandra Palace in London. It has obviously been cancelled

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Appleby Fair cancelled for only the second time in 250 years Posted Mar 31, 2020 By Web Master

The organisers of Appleby Fair have just announced that – not unexpectedly – Appleby Fair has been cancelled because of the coronavirus emergency and will

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Family Tree Live event cancelled: London, 17-18 April 2020 Posted Mar 19, 2020 By Web Master

The major Family Tree Live family history event that was due to take at Alexandra Palace, London, on 17-18 April 2020 has – understandably –

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Free exhibition of photos of Fairground and Circus people: Sheffield University, until 24 April 2020 Posted Mar 10, 2020 By Web Master

Interested in Fairground or Circus families and history? Live in or near Sheffield? There’s a free exhibition now on at the University of Sheffield’s Western

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RTFHS Chair to talk about Romany Gypsy family history at event in Winchester – Saturday 22 February 2020 Posted Feb 17, 2020 By Web Master

The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) is holding a one-day event on Saturday 22 February 2020 called “Unconventional Lives” to examine the lives of

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Interested in the Ayres and associated families? There’s a new, much expanded edition of the biography of William Ayres, 1806-1872 Posted Nov 28, 2019 By Web Master

We are pleased to announce the publication by RTFHS member Tony Dixon of a much expanded and updated second edition of the book that he

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Surrey Gypsies in your family tree? Find out more about them with this new RTFHS source book Posted Nov 23, 2019 By Web Master

Did your Gypsy ancestors live in or travel through the English county of Surrey? This new source book from the RTFHS is a short-cut way

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