Whatever the surname of your Romany or Traveller ancestors, you are sure to find a reference or two in this new Collection – and in some cases a complete mini-biography.

Keith Chandler was originally on the hunt for Romany musicians but couldn’t resist also collecting and researching other travelling people he came across. The result is a Collection of thousands of individuals that Keith has kindly donated to the RTFHS for everyone to share and gain from. The surnames starting A to D are already available and we’ll add other letters of the alphabet about once a month. So please check back here often.

Here’s a sample of what you can expect – part of the entry for Susannah Butler, baptised in Northamptonshire in 1797.