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.
Did your Romany family travel in the southern counties of England? The RTFHS has just published a free online book of old family photos. See our Free Records page to find out more and view the book.
Get together “virtually” with the RTFHS at The Family History Show Online: Saturday 20 June 2020 Posted Jun 16, 2020 By Web Master
A “virtual” online version of the popular Family History Show will be taking place online on Saturday 20 June 2020 from 10.00am until 4.30pm. The
RTFHS offers free online publication of old family photos Posted Jun 15, 2020 By Web Master
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the RTFHS (1994-2019), we are starting to make available on this site a number of books published by the
Free digitised records offered by The National Archives during coronavirus lockdown Posted Apr 26, 2020 By Web Master
The National Archives have just announced that they are offering researchers free access to some digitised documents while their base in Kew, London, is closed
Just re-published: some out-of-print RTFHS Family Tree books now available again Posted Apr 16, 2020 By Web Master
Due to popular demand, the RTFHS has just reprinted a number of Family Tree books that have been out-of-print for a while. They are: DOE
Enjoy a major family history conference free online: Family Tree Live event goes ‘virtual’ Posted Apr 16, 2020 By Web Master
The major Family Tree Live family history event was due to take place this weekend at Alexandra Palace in London. It has obviously been cancelled
Appleby Fair cancelled for only the second time in 250 years Posted Mar 31, 2020 By Web Master
The organisers of Appleby Fair have just announced that – not unexpectedly – Appleby Fair has been cancelled because of the coronavirus emergency and will
Family Tree Live event cancelled: London, 17-18 April 2020 Posted Mar 19, 2020 By Web Master
The major Family Tree Live family history event that was due to take at Alexandra Palace, London, on 17-18 April 2020 has – understandably –
Free exhibition of photos of Fairground and Circus people: Sheffield University, until 24 April 2020 Posted Mar 10, 2020 By Web Master
Interested in Fairground or Circus families and history? Live in or near Sheffield? There’s a free exhibition now on at the University of Sheffield’s Western
RTFHS Chair to talk about Romany Gypsy family history at event in Winchester – Saturday 22 February 2020 Posted Feb 17, 2020 By Web Master
The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) is holding a one-day event on Saturday 22 February 2020 called “Unconventional Lives” to examine the lives of
Interested in the Ayres and associated families? There’s a new, much expanded edition of the biography of William Ayres, 1806-1872 Posted Nov 28, 2019 By Web Master
We are pleased to announce the publication by RTFHS member Tony Dixon of a much expanded and updated second edition of the book that he
Surrey Gypsies in your family tree? Find out more about them with this new RTFHS source book Posted Nov 23, 2019 By Web Master
Did your Gypsy ancestors live in or travel through the English county of Surrey? This new source book from the RTFHS is a short-cut way
Looking for Burton ancestors? The new book from the RTFHS is for you Posted Nov 21, 2019 By Web Master
Interested in the Romany Burton family who lived and travelled in the English West Country? Then the latest book from the RTFHS is for you.
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