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.
The GRO are offering birth and death certificates in PDF format for just £6.00 in a three-month pilot scheme. See 'What's new' below for details.
New GRO pilot scheme offers PDF birth and death certificates for £6.00 each Posted Oct 15, 2017 By Web Master
If you’re thinking about ordering an English or Welsh birth certificate or a death certificate from the Government’s GRO site, now is a good time
Come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS Team in Doncaster on Saturday 14 October 2017 Posted Oct 04, 2017 By Web Master
The RTFHS team is heading to Doncaster on Saturday 14 October 2017 when we’ll attend a family history and local history fair hosted by the
Boswell ancestors? This new RTFHS book is your essential reading Posted Oct 01, 2017 By Web Master
We’re delighted to announce the publication of a new RTFHS publication: The Early Boswells: A Family History 1650-1810 – Part 1: The Early Boswells and
Meet the RTFHS team in Basingstoke on Sunday 8 October 2017 Posted Oct 01, 2017 By Web Master
Come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at the Hampshire Genealogical Society family history fair in Basingstoke, Hampshire, this Sunday, 8 October 2017.
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team in Woodstock on Saturday 7 October 2017 Posted Oct 01, 2017 By Web Master
Meet the team from the RTFHS at the Oxfordshire Family History Society event in Woodstock this Saturday, 7 October 2017. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
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,
Location: Hook, Hampshire