Just published - our new book about the Doe family of the Southern Counties of England. Find out more in the Gypsy Families section of our Publications page.

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BBC TV programme about 20th century British Romany history available online now Posted Dec 12, 2018 By Web Master

A new BBC TV series launched this week called A Very British History and it includes a programme about British Romany Gypsies, introduced and narrated by the

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Want RTFHS publications in time for Christmas? Please order before Sunday 16 December 2018 Posted Dec 07, 2018 By Web Master

If you’re thinking about giving family and friends an RTFHS publication as a gift this Christmas, be sure to place your order before Sunday 16

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RTFHS march on Sunday 11 November 2018 to honour the Gypsies and Travellers who have served in the Armed Forces Posted Nov 09, 2018 By Web Master

At this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday 11 November 2019 at the Cenotaph in London, a contingent of RTFHS members and friends led by

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Ipswich on Saturday 27 October 2018 Posted Oct 25, 2018 By Web Master

In or around Ipswich on Saturday 27 October 2018? Why not come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team? We’ll be attending the Suffolk

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Chelmsford on Saturday 20 October 2018 Posted Oct 13, 2018 By Web Master

In or around Chelmsford next Saturday – 20 October 2018? Why not come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team at a free Open

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Interested in the Romany Doe family? New RTFHS book just published Posted Oct 07, 2018 By Web Master

Do the Doe family feature in your family tree? If so, head to the new book just published by the RTFHS. It’s The Family Tree

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Come and meet the RTFHS team in Woodstock, Saturday 6 October 2018 Posted Sep 29, 2018 By Web Master

In or around Woodstock, Oxfordshire, on Saturday 6 October 2018? Please come along and say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team. We’ll be attending the Family

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Romany family history event at Eastwood, Essex – Sunday 7 October 2018 Posted Sep 29, 2018 By Web Master

Do you have connections to the Romany community of Eastwood near Southend in Essex? If so, why not head to this year’s Descendants of the

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New RTFHS publication – the story of a woman from a Romany family who married a British aristocrat Posted Aug 23, 2018 By Web Master

We’re pleased to announce the publication of a new RTFHS book – The Gypsy Countess by Anne-Marie Ford. This is the first comprehensive biography that

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Celebrate the 250th anniversary of British circus in Edinburgh from 1 to 27 August 2018: Philip Astley lives! Posted Jul 28, 2018 By Web Master

Were your Romany, Traveller or Fairground ancestors also circus performers? As you may know, 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the invention in Britain of

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Free access to Ancestry’s UK and Irish records from now until Monday 9 July 2018 Posted Jul 07, 2018 By Web Master

Ancestry.co.uk are offering free access to their UK and Irish records this weekend, from today until midnight on Monday 9 July. Their UK records now

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Leicestershire parish records now free online at FamilySearch.org Posted Jun 25, 2018 By Web Master

Did your ancestors travel in or live in Leicestershire? Now you can see transcriptions of parish register entries from that county free at FamilySearch.org The

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