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.
'The Boyce and Beckett Trail' by Geoff Boyce - an illustrated transcription of the talk he gave at our June 2016 Society Day - is now available to buy. See the Gypsy Families section of our Publications page.
Experience country life and crafts on ‘Rustic Sunday’ – 31 July 2016 – at Tilford near Farnham, Surrey Posted Jul 22, 2016 By Web Master
Experience country life on 31 July 2016 at the Rural Life Centre at Tlford, Surrey at their annual ‘Rustic Sunday’ event. There will be demonstrations
Somerset parish registers, school records and gaol registers go online at Ancestry.co.uk Posted Jul 22, 2016 By Web Master
Ancestry have just released an extensive collection of name-indexed and digitised original records relating to the county of Somerset: Baptisms, 1813-1914 Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials,
Meet the RTFHS this Sunday – 24 July 2016 – at the Black Patch Romanies event, Smethwick Posted Jul 21, 2016 By Web Master
Come along and meet the RTFHS team at the annual Black Patch Romanies event, organised by Birmingham local historian and Gypsy history expert Ted Rudge.
Meet the RTFHS this Saturday – 23 July 2016 – in Aylesbury Posted Jul 21, 2016 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at the Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day this Saturday – 23 July 2016. It’s on at Grange School, Wendover Way,
75% of Norfolk parish registers go online at Ancestry.co.uk Posted Jul 20, 2016 By Web Master
Ancestry have just launched name-indexed and digitised original parish registers that they say cover three-quarters of the parishes in the county of Norfolk. The databases
Military and census records free on Find My Past until 4 July 2016 Posted Jun 29, 2016 By Web Master
To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Find My Past is offering free access to its military records and census records this
Meet the RTFHS team in Swindon this Saturday, 18 June 2016 Posted Jun 15, 2016 By Web Master
Come along and say hello to the RTFHS at the Wiltshire Family History Society Open Day, that’s taking place this Saturday – 18 June 2016 –
Gypsy Traveller Roma event in Dorchester tomorrow – 11 June 2016 Posted Jun 10, 2016 By Web Master
In or around Dorchester tomorrow – Saturday 11 June 2016? Head to a celebration of Gypsy Roma Traveller month in the Borough Gardens, Dorchester. It’s
Meet the Sussex Travellers and Gypsies team on Sunday 12 June in Burgess Hill Posted Jun 10, 2016 By Web Master
In or around Burgess Hill on Sunday 12 June 2016? The Sussex Travellers and Gypsies group (STAG) are taking part in the Burgess Hill Summer
Don’t forget to join us this Saturday – 11 June 2016 – for the RTFHS Society Day in Berkshire Posted Jun 05, 2016 By Web Master
Living in or around Berkshire? Don’t forget that we’re heading your way this Saturday – 11 June 2016 – where we’ll be holding our RTFHS
Ryalla Duffy talks about life for Romany women, BBC Radio 4 Posted May 22, 2016 By Web Master
The Romany author Ryalla Duffy took part in Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 20 May 2016, where she talked about life for
Meet the RTFHS team at Newton Abbot, Devon, Sunday 22 May 2016 Posted May 17, 2016 By Web Master
Come along and say hello to the RTFHS team at the Family and Local History Fair that’s taking place this Sunday – 22 May 2016
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP.
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Boston Family History Centre, Church of Latter-Day Saints, Woodthorpe Avenue, Boston PE21 0LY
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Girton Glebe School, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0PN