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.
Just launched: "Fairground Destiny: the story of the Rowland family" by Frances Brown. See the "Family Histories" section under the Publications tab to find out more.
Travelling ancestors in South London? Guided walk on Saturday 14 May 2022 Posted May 05, 2022 By Web Master
Did your Gypsy/Traveller people live or work in or around Wardley Street, Wandsworth? If so, you might be interested in a guided walk that takes
Save 50% on the 1921 census this weekend: Friday 22 to Monday 25 April 2022 Posted Apr 21, 2022 By Web Master
Find My Past are offering a discount of 50% on the 1921 census this weekend. The half-price offer is available to you from 10.00 BST
Where could your Romany, Traveller or Fairground ancestors have been on Census Day 1921? Our list of key events could help Posted Jan 06, 2022 By Web Master
The 1921 Census for England and Wales has been released today – Thursday 6 January 2022 – by Find My Past and is available to
Free military records at Find My Past until Monday 15 November 2021 Posted Nov 13, 2021 By Web Master
Find My Past are offering free access to their military records from now until 10am UK time on Monday 15 November 2021, in commemoration of
Meet the RTFHS team online this Friday and Saturday at the FHF Really Useful Family History Show Posted Nov 11, 2021 By Web Master
The Family History Federation (FHF) is holding its next virtual family history show online this week. It’s on the evening of Friday 12 November from
UK Wartime Records: free access until 12 November 2021 on Ancestry Posted Nov 07, 2021 By Web Master
To remember all those men and women who served and died in past conflicts, Ancestry are offering free access to all their UK Wartime Records
1921 census for England and Wales to be launched by Find My Past on 6 January 2022 Posted Oct 27, 2021 By Web Master
Find My Past has announced this morning that the 1921 census for England and Wales will be launched by them and be exclusively available from
The origins of Scottish Travellers? Join a new genetic study with the University of Edinburgh Posted Oct 25, 2021 By Web Master
Interested in the origins of Scottish Travellers? You could help researchers at the University of Edinburgh. They are looking for people who have at least
Say “hello” to the RTFHS team online on Saturday 2 October 2021 at the free Oxfordshire Family History Society “ZoomFair” Posted Sep 27, 2021 By Web Master
Come along and meet the RTFHS team virtually this Saturday at the Oxfordshire Family History Society’s first online family history fair: their “ZoomFair”. We look
Get a 40% ticket discount now and meet the RTFHS team this Saturday – 25 September 2021 – at the Family History Show online Posted Sep 20, 2021 By Web Master
A virtual online version of this popular Family History Show takes place this Saturday – 25 September 2021 – from 10.00 until 16.30 UK time.
Free access offered for selected historic newspapers with British Newspaper Archive and also with the Newspaper Collection at Find My Past Posted Aug 13, 2021 By Web Master
The British Newspaper Archive website (BNA) and the Newspaper Collection on the Find My Past site are now offering permanent free access to selected newspapers
Gypsy/Traveller heritage: free exhibition at Poole Museum until 5 September 2021 Posted Jul 10, 2021 By Web Master
“Unearthed: Gypsy and Traveller heritage in Poole” is a current exhibition at the Museum in Poole, Dorset, on until 5 September 2021. It looks at the
Location: Midland Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH.
Location: Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1LP