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.
We're now taking bookings for our Society Day from non-members as well as members. It's on Saturday 13 May 2017 in Sutton Coldfield. So don't miss out. Head to the Events page and download a booking form today.
Travelling ancestors in Berkshire? Check the RTFHS’s new parish register collection Posted Apr 24, 2017 By Web Master
Looking for ancestors in Berkshire? Perhaps the new online Berkshire Travellers Parish Register Collection from the RTFHS can help. It’s been inspired by the work
Ancestry offers free access to UK, Ireland and Commonwealth records until 17 April Posted Apr 16, 2017 By Web Master
We understand that Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to its UK, Ireland and Commonwealth record collections between now and Monday 17 April 2017. More details
Wiltshire parish register indexes go online at FindMyPast Posted Apr 08, 2017 By Web Master
Findmypast.co.uk, the commercial genealogy website, have just launched a large collection of parish register entries for the county of Wiltshire. They comprise transcriptions of baptisms,
Bookings for the RTFHS 2017 Society Day are now open to all Posted Apr 03, 2017 By Web Master
Bookings for the RTFHS Society Day in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 13 May 2017 are now open to non-members of the Society, as well as
Come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Birmingham this week, 6-8 April 2017 Posted Apr 03, 2017 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at Who Do You Think You Are? Live from Thursday 6 April until Saturday 8 April 2017. The show is on at the
Selected English and Welsh birth, marriage and death certificates available for £8.00 each until 12 April 2017 Posted Mar 19, 2017 By Web Master
The General Register Office (GRO) in England and Wales is currently running a pilot scheme where it can supply family historians with PDF versions of
57,000 microfilms of UK parish registers and probate records to transfer soon to the Society of Genealogists Posted Mar 16, 2017 By Web Master
We understand that a huge collection of UK genealogical records on microfilm will arrive within the next few months at the Society of Genealogists Library
Free access to historic Irish records, from now until 17 March 2017 Posted Mar 14, 2017 By Web Master
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day this Friday, Find My Past are offering free access to their collection of historic Irish records and newspapers from now until
Leicestershire or Rutland interests? Find My Past launch new parish register collection Posted Jan 20, 2017 By Web Master
Do you have ancestors in Leicestershire or Rutland? Head to the Find My Past website where today they have launched a new collection of 1.8
Mother’s surname now given in new index for all English and Welsh birth certificates from 1837 to 1915 Posted Nov 05, 2016 By Web Master
The General Register Office (GRO) yesterday launched a new online index for births in England and Wales that lists the mother’s surname for all births
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team in Girton, Cambridgeshire, this Saturday, 22 October 2016 Posted Oct 19, 2016 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team this Saturday, 22 October 2016, at the Cambridgeshire Family History Society’s Family History Day in Girton, Cambridge. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
Meet the RTFHS in Boston on Saturday 15 October 2016 Posted Oct 06, 2016 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS at this Family History Open Day at the Boston Family History Centre in collaboration with the Lincolnshire Family History Society. We’ll be selling
Time: 10.30am until 4pm
Location: The Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1TF
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: STEAM - the Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY.
Location: Soho Foundry Tavern, Foundry Lane, Smethwick B66 2LL.
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH