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.
Join us in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday 13 May 2017 to hear talks by Alex Cox of Find My Past, Steven Knight - creator of the BBC drama series Peaky Blinders, and local historian and Gypsy expert Ted Rudge. The day is free for RTFHS members. See our Events page for details.
Mother’s surname now given in new index for all English and Welsh birth certificates from 1837 to 1915 Posted Nov 05, 2016 By Web Master
The General Register Office (GRO) yesterday launched a new online index for births in England and Wales that lists the mother’s surname for all births
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS team in Girton, Cambridgeshire, this Saturday, 22 October 2016 Posted Oct 19, 2016 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS team this Saturday, 22 October 2016, at the Cambridgeshire Family History Society’s Family History Day in Girton, Cambridge. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
Meet the RTFHS in Boston on Saturday 15 October 2016 Posted Oct 06, 2016 By Web Master
Meet the RTFHS at this Family History Open Day at the Boston Family History Centre in collaboration with the Lincolnshire Family History Society. We’ll be selling
It’s October – and there’s no better time to become an RTFHS member Posted Oct 05, 2016 By Web Master
That’s because October is the start of our membership year. So if you join today, you can look forward to a full 12 months of
Oxfordshire parish records go online as digitised images at Ancestry.co.uk Posted Oct 02, 2016 By Web Master
Ancestry have just launched an extensive new collection of baptisms, marriages and burials for the county of Oxfordshire, in association with the Oxfordshire Family History
ScotlandsPeople site gets new look and new free index search feature Posted Sep 29, 2016 By Web Master
ScotlandsPeople – the Government-owned genealogy website for everyone with Scottish ancestors – has just relaunched with a brand new look and improved search features. For
Say ‘hello’ to the RTFHS on Saturday 1 October 2016 in Woodstock Posted Sep 28, 2016 By Web Master
Meet the team from the RTFHS at the Oxfordshire Family History Society event in Woodstock this Saturday, 1 October 2016. We’ll be selling RTFHS publications
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
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
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
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
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
Location: National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT.
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: The Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1TF
Time: 10am until 4pm
Location: Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH