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.
Get together with other descendants of the Bohemia Estate Romany families in Eastwood, Essex: Sunday 15 October 2023 Posted Oct 10, 2023 By Web Master
Did your Romany family have connections to the Bohemia Estate in Eastwood, Essex? Then please go along to this year’s meet-up for Bohemia Estate Descendants
Explore 500+ years of Gypsy life in Britain with this new guide Posted Oct 04, 2023 By Web Master
Travellers Through Time: A Gypsy History, published by Reaktion Books (London) in July 2023, is the well-researched and very readable book you need to take you
Share the experiences of yesterday’s Romany hop-pickers with this RTFHS book: now available again Posted Sep 27, 2023 By Web Master
Every Autumn many Romany Gypsies used to head to the hop-gardens of Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Herefordshire to help harvest the hops. If you’d like
Come along and say ‘hello’ at the RTFHS Family History Open Day this Saturday in Exeter: 16 September 2023 Posted Sep 12, 2023 By Web Master
You’re warmly invited to come along to the Mint Methodist Church Community Centre in central Exeter on Saturday 16 September 2023 for “Passing Through”. This
Interested in the Romanies of Gloucester? Visit the “Kushti Divvus” exhibition at The Folk of Gloucester museum until 21 August 2023 Posted Aug 01, 2023 By Web Master
If you have Romany Gypsy ancestors who lived in or travelled through the city and the county of Gloucester, head to The Folk of Gloucester, 99-103
Scottish Traveller history: BBC Radio 4 programme, Monday 31 July 2023 Posted Jul 29, 2023 By Web Master
There’s a programme on BBC Radio 4 on Monday at 11am that we understand covers a long-hidden aspect of Scottish history where Scottish Travellers were
See what events are in the calendar for Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month this June Posted Jun 05, 2023 By Web Master
June is Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (GRTHM) and here are some of the events that we’ve been told about. If you know of others
Get free access to UK records at MyHeritage until Monday 8 May 2023 Posted May 05, 2023 By Web Master
In celebration of the coronation of King Charles III, MyHeritage are offering free access to all their UK records from now until Monday 8 May
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team online this Saturday – 28 January 2023 – at the East Surrey FHS family history show by Zoom Posted Jan 25, 2023 By Web Master
East Surrey Family History Society is holding a virtual family history show by Zoom on Saturday 28 January 2023. There are two sessions: 10.00am until
Free access to all of Find My Past’s records – except the 1921 census – from now until 10am, Monday 14 November 2022 Posted Nov 10, 2022 By Web Master
To commemorate Remembrance Day, Find My Past are offering free access to all of their records, with the exception of the 1921 census, from today
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team this weekend online at The Family History Federation’s virtual family history show Posted Nov 09, 2022 By Web Master
This Friday and Saturday – 11 and 12 November 2022 – The Family History Federation (FHF) is holding its annual virtual family history show online.
Free access to UK Wartime records until Tuesday 8 November 2022 Posted Nov 05, 2022 By Web Master
To commemorate Remembrance Day, Ancestry are offering free access to their UK Wartime collection of records from now until midnight on 8 November 2022. Find
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