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.
Looking for Lovells? The latest Family Tree books from the RTFHS are here to help. Head to the Gypsy Families section of our Publications page to find out more and place your order.
Are you a ‘Bohemia Estate’ Gypsy descendant? Meeting on 6 September 2015 Posted Aug 19, 2015 By Web Master
There’s a meeting on Sunday 6 September 2015 at Eastwood, Essex, for everyone who’s interested in the many Gypsy families who used to live on
Meet us in Girton, Cambridgeshire on 5 September 2015 Posted Aug 19, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at this Family History Day on Saturday 5 September, organised by the Cambridgeshire Family History Society. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications and
Fairground life in the 1840s: current BBC Radio 4 programme Posted Aug 14, 2015 By Web Master
There’s a series of three short programmes currently running on BBC Radio 4 about a waxworks show that travelled to fairs in southern England in
Free online films about British life from the past 120 years Posted Jul 29, 2015 By Web Master
The British Film Institute (BFI) have just launched a new free website where you can view thousands of old documentary films about British life, dating
Chaplin’s son unveils Romany monument at Black Patch, Smethwick, Birmingham Posted Jul 27, 2015 By Web Master
Michael Chaplin, son of the famous Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin, yesterday unveiled a new monument to the Romany families who made their home at Black
Meet the RTFHS team in Aylesbury, Saturday 25 July 2015 Posted Jul 15, 2015 By Web Master
Come along and say hello to the RTFHS team on Saturday 25 July 2015 at the Buckinghamshire FHS Family History Fair. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
Celebrate Birmingham’s Romany heritage – Sunday 26 July 2015 Posted Jul 15, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team at this free event that celebrates the Black Patch Romany community. It’s on Sunday 26 July 2015 from 11am until 4pm at
Step dancing at Thorney Hill, New Forest, Hampshire – Saturday 4 July 2015 Posted Jul 01, 2015 By Web Master
RTFHS Vice President Janet Keet-Black writes: “If you’re near Thorney Hill in the New Forest this Saturday (4 July), there will be step dancing at
Romany Day at the Rural Life Centre, near Farnham, Surrey – Sunday 28 June 2015 Posted Jun 18, 2015 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS at this Romany history and heritage event, organised by the Rural Life Centre at Tilford near Farnham, Surrey. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
RTFHS members create ‘living exhibit’ of Traveller life – Chapleton Barton, near Barnstaple, North Devon, 27-28 June 2015 Posted Jun 18, 2015 By Web Master
RTFHS members Tony Dixon and Charlie and Kathleen Harris are taking their traditional vardos to the Chapleton Vintage Steam Rally, near Barnstaple, North Devon, on
Exhibition of Art by Travellers in Bath, NE Somerset, 22-28 June 2015 Posted Jun 17, 2015 By Web Master
There’s an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Travellers and members of the local canal boat community at the Walcot Chapel Gallery in Bath,
Celebrate Romany Gypsy Traveller History in Burgess Hill, Sunday 14 June 2015 Posted May 31, 2015 By Web Master
There will be a Romany Gypsy Traveller History event in Burgess Hill, on Sunday 14 June 2015, as part of the town’s Summer Fayre in
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Girton Glebe Primary School, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0PN.
Time: No time set
Location: Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP.
Time: No time set
Location: Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke RG24 9FP.
Time: 11.00am until 4.00pm
Location: St Lawrence Church Hall, High Street, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0AS.