It is with deep regret that the Committee of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society announces the death of Alan McGowan who died on 27 June 2017.
Alan was one of the founder members of the Society and served on the Committee continuously from the Society’s foundation in 1994 until his retirement in May 2017. He was a driving force behind the shaping of the Society and many of its initiatives and developments of the past 23 years, as well as being an expert on British Romany genealogy.
We will be publishing a full tribute to Alan in the December 2017 edition of the RTFHS journal Romany Routes. If any RTFHS member wishes to contribute to this tribute, please contact the Romany Routes Editor using the contact details given in the journal.