Do you have Burton roots in the English West Country? Or did your people live in or travel through the county of Surrey? Two new books from the RTFHS could help you track them down. See 'What's new?' below to find out more.

What's new?

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

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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

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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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Free access to Find My Past records this weekend: 8 – 11 November 2019 Posted Nov 07, 2019 By Web Master

Find My Past are offering free access to their records from Friday 8 November until Monday 11 November, to mark Armistice Day. Find out more

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Records for over 500 new Norfolk parishes launched by Find My Past Posted Oct 26, 2019 By Web Master

Do you have ancestors in Norfolk? You might find them in Find My Past’s latest release of parish register records, launched yesterday. It includes: •

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Woodstock on Saturday 5 October Posted Sep 29, 2019 By Web Master

Please come and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at this Family History Fair, organised by the Oxfordshire Family History Society. It will be at

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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