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Irish historic birth, marriage and death certificates now available free online Posted Sep 08, 2016 By Web Master

Today the Government of the Republic of Ireland has launched a database of its historic birth, marriage and death certificates online for researchers to search

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Gypsy Heritage Open Day – Friday 9 September 2016, near Matlock, Derbyshire Posted Sep 01, 2016 By Web Master

We hear that the Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group (DGLG) are holding a Heritage Open Day on Friday 9 September 2016. The event is being held

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Interested in New Forest Gypsies? See a performance of ‘The Hither Side of the Hedge’, 17 September 2016, at Thorney Hill Posted Sep 01, 2016 By Web Master

Interested in the Gypsy families who once lived in the New Forest? There’s another opportunity to learn more about them with the help of The

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Interview with the late Gordon Boswell – Songs of Praise, BBC 1, 14 August 2016 Posted Sep 01, 2016 By Web Master

Further to our announcement earlier today about the sad death of Gordon Boswell: if you want to hear more about his family and his Museum

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Remembering Gordon Boswell of the Romany Museum, Spalding Posted Sep 01, 2016 By Web Master

We are sorry to announce the death of Gordon Boswell, founder of the Gordon Boswell Romany Museum at Spalding in Lincolnshire. Gordon died on Saturday

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Free access to UK and Irish records at Ancestry.co.uk until Monday 29 August 2016 Posted Aug 27, 2016 By Web Master

We understand that Ancestry is offering free access to its UK and Irish records for the duration of the August Bank Holiday weekend. The offer

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Connected to the Gypsy families of the old Bohemia Estate, Eastwood, Essex? Family history event – Sunday 16 October 2016 Posted Aug 24, 2016 By Web Master

We hear that there will again be a meeting for the descendants of the Gypsy families who lived on the Bohemia Estate at Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea,

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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

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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,

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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.

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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,

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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

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