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Celebrate Romani Week in Coventry, 27 April to 1 May 2015 Posted Apr 11, 2015 By Web Master

The University of Coventry School of Art and Design has organised a Romani Week from 27 April to 1 May 2015. There will be a

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RTFHS features in Gypsy surnames article in Birmingham Mail Posted Apr 08, 2015 By Web Master

There’s an article about the RTFHS with a fine gallery of Gypsy photos, old and new, in the Birmingham Mail of Monday 6 April 2015. It’s

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Celebrate Romany Gypsy culture at Worthing Museum, Saturday 4 April 2015 Posted Mar 27, 2015 By Web Master

We understand there’s a drop-in Roma Day at Worthing Museum, on Saturday 4 April, 11am-3pm, to celebrate Romany Gypsy culture. The event includes a bowtop

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Genealogy expert Michael Gandy and a performance of ‘The Hither Side of the Hedge’ feature at RTFHS Society Day, 9 May 2015 Posted Mar 27, 2015 By Web Master

We look forward to welcoming many RTFHS members and non-members alike at the RTFHS Society Day on Saturday 9 May 2015, from 10am until 4pm. This

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Update on your Romany Routes journal, March 2015 Posted Mar 19, 2015 By Web Master

We’re pleased to say that your March 2015 Romany Routes should be in the post to you next week. The unusual delay in despatch has been

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Free access to Findmypast this weekend: 6-9 March 2015 Posted Mar 05, 2015 By Web Master

We hear that the genealogy site Findmypast is offering everyone free access to its records from 12.00pm tomorrow – Friday 6 March 2015 – until

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Northamptonshire baptisms and burials go online on Ancestry Posted Feb 25, 2015 By Web Master

Baptisms and burials from Northamptonshire parish registers and Bishops Transcripts have just been added at the by-subscription Ancestry.co.uk website. They range from 1813 to 1912

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Free access to Ancestry.co.uk this weekend Posted Feb 06, 2015 By Web Master

Ancestry is offering free access to its 1 billion UK records from today – 6 February 2015 – until midnight on Sunday 8 February 2015. Our

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Cheaper English and Welsh certificates on the way for family historians? Posted Feb 06, 2015 By Web Master

We hear that the Government has accepted an amendment to the Deregulation Bill currently going before the House of Lords that allows for the publication

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Gypsy families and life in the Chilterns: free essay just published online Posted Jan 26, 2015 By Web Master

The Chilterns Conservation Board has just published Our Common Heritage. It’s a free online publication containing six essays about the social history of an area

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Scottish showmen and women on TV: watch now on BBC iPlayer Posted Dec 23, 2014 By Web Master

We hear that there was a TV programme about the lives of Scottish showmen and women, shown on BBC2 in Scotland a few days ago.

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English and Welsh will ordering goes online from 12 December 2014 Posted Dec 09, 2014 By Web Master

From Friday 12 December 2014, the Probate Service will make will records for England and Wales from 1858 to the present-day available to search online

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