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.
Please put Saturday 12 October 2019 in your diary now and join us in Woking, Surrey, for the RTFHS Open Day. It's a free and informal drop-in event at the Surrey History Centre. See our Events page for details.
Big price drop for copies of English and Welsh wills: down from £10 to £1.50 Posted Sep 02, 2019 By Web Master
The fee to get a copy for a will in England and Wales has recently been cut from £10 to just £1.50. You can search
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team in Aylesbury on Saturday 27 July 2019 Posted Jul 16, 2019 By Web Master
Come and meet the RTFHS team on Saturday 27 July 2019 when we take part – as usual – in the annual Family History Fair
Meet the RTFHS team on Sunday 14 July 2019 at the Birmingham Romany Memorial (Black Patch) Open Day in Smethwick Posted Jul 07, 2019 By Web Master
Come and meet the RTFHS team on Sunday 14 July when we take part in the annual Birmingham Romany Memorial event in Smethwick. This free
Free Gypsy history talk in Woking, Surrey, 22 July 2019 Posted Jun 23, 2019 By Web Master
Surrey has been home to Romany Gypsies and Travellers, their culture and traditions, for over 500 years and this free talk by Dr Alan Wright
Come and meet the RTFHS in Dorchester on Saturday 29 June 2019 Posted Jun 23, 2019 By Web Master
If you’re in or around Dorchester on Saturday 29 June 2019, why not come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team? We’ll be having
Damian Le Bas talks about Romani language on BBC Radio 4 programme Posted May 24, 2019 By Web Master
If you want to hear about the history of the Romani language in the Britain and hear it spoken, tune into Word of Mouth, a
New RTFHS book offers family trees for Evans, Ryalls, Heaps, Holland, Florence, Scarrott, Sherriff, Charlotte, Warton and Heron families Posted May 17, 2019 By Web Master
If you’re interested in the Romany Evans, Ryalls, Heaps, Holland, Florence, Scarrott, Sherriff, Charlotte, Warton or Heron families, then the latest book from the RTFHS
Come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at Alexandra Palace, north London, on 26 and 27 April 2019 Posted Apr 12, 2019 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at the big new family history fair that launches at Alexandra Palace in north London on Friday 26 and Saturday 27
Just published! New updated and expanded edition of an RTFHS Stanley Family Tree book Posted Mar 13, 2019 By Web Master
We are pleased to announce the publication of an updated and expanded edition of The Family Trees of Hercules and Peter Stanley by Anne-Marie Ford. This
‘Was your ancestor a Gypsy?’ Half-day course at Society of Genealogists, London, 9 March 2019 Posted Feb 12, 2019 By Web Master
RTFHS Secretary Beverley Walker is giving a half-day course called Was your ancestor a Gypsy? at the Society of Genealogists in London on Saturday 9 March
Gypsy Families in Dorset: free talk at West Howe Library, Bournemouth, 1 February 2019 Posted Jan 21, 2019 By Web Master
Interested in the Gypsy families of Dorset? Be sure to be at West Howe Library, Cunningham Crescent, Bournemouth BH11 8DU at 10.30am on Friday 1
Higher prices for English and Welsh BMD certificates from 16 February 2019 Posted Dec 30, 2018 By Web Master
Thinking about buying copies of birth, marriage or death certificates for your English or Welsh ancestors from the General Register Office (GRO)? It’s a good
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1LP
Time: 10.30am until 3.30pm
Location: Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND