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Get together with enthusiasts who share your heritage and special family history interests

Become a member of the RTFHS. It’s a great place to meet up and exchange information, finds, family trees and photos with the help of specialists, instead of having to trawl the internet or try and do things all on your own.

RTFHS membership brings you :

  • Four journals a year full of research tips, family history and social history features, useful archives and online resources. Head to our Journal page for a free sample.
  • Opportunities to meet fellow researchers face to face at Society Days and Open Days held at locations around the country. Our Society Days include talks and presentations by experts on Gypsy, Traveller and Fairground history and family history resources and often live music. Our Open Days are informal, drop-in events with displays, a research helpdesk, books for sale and the chance to chat. Access to Society Days and Open Days is free to RTFHS members.
  • Members-only Email Group where you can post queries, share knowledge and get regular updates on events and what’s new in family history resources. Other RTFHS members may have just what you need to break through those brickwalls.

Sign up now

Join us for a 12-month membership – 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024 – at the following rates:

  • UK £12.00
  • Europe £16.00
  • Elsewhere Airmail £20.00

You’ll receive four editions of Romany Routes, the quarterly journal of the RTFHS: December 2023, March 2024, June 2024 and September 2024.

A single membership fee covers either Ordinary Membership (one person) or Family Membership (family members living at the same address, receiving one copy of Romany Routes, per family).

Click here for the RTFHS Membership Form 2023-24 that you can print out and send to us by post and pay by Sterling cheque or Postal Order.

Or join online at the RTFHS bookstall at GENfair and pay by card.

Want to renew your membership?

If you’re already a RTFHS member and want to renew your membership for the year 2023-2024 and pay by Sterling cheque or Postal Order, fill in the blue form that came with your September 2023 edition of Romany Routes. Alternatively, print out this RTFHS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM 2023-2024. Or you can renew online at the RTFHS bookstall at GENfair and pay by card.

What do people say about the Society?

“The Society does a fantastic job educating those new to their Romany and Traveller ancestry and family. As a professional genealogist I have been given many new tools from the Society to find my Romany/Traveller ancestors and family, and hope to someday do so for my clients.” Douglas

 This page last updated: 6 April 2024.