Publications

The RTFHS publishes a wide variety of specialist publications to help you to trace your Romany Gypsy, Fairground and Traveller ancestors and find out more about your heritage. It includes research guides, a series containing the family trees of famous British Romany families, reprints of historic books about Gypsy life in Britain and titles about the history and culture of travelling people, to name a few.

We also sell books from other publishers that have a Gypsy, Fairground and Traveller family history theme. All our books are available to buy by mail order by post or by ordering online. Click on the links to find out more.

Research Guides

On The Gypsy Trail: Sources for the Family History of Gypsies – currently out of print
My Ancestors Were Gypsies

Gypsy Families

AYRES - But for a Little More Evidence – a Family History of William Ayres, Gypsy, 1806-1872
AYRES – But for Further Evidence – A Continuing History of William Ayres, Gypsy, 1806-1872
BOSWELL The Early Romany Boswells: A Family History 1650-1810 – Part 1: The Early Boswells and Famous Boswells
BOYCE and BECKETT The Boyce and Beckett Trail
BUCKLAND and BUCKLEY
 Index of Buckland and Buckley Names from the Journals of the Gypsy Lore Society

The RTFHS Famous Families Series

BOSWELL – The Family Tree of Viney Boswell
BUCKLAND – The Family Tree of Barrington Buckland
BUTLER - The Family Tree of Joseph and Letitia Butler
CLAYTON AND BOOTH
– The Family Trees of Francis & Mary Clayton and John & Mary Booth
ELLIOTT – The Descendants of John and Jemima Elliott
GRAY – The Family Tree of Thomas and Elizabeth Gray - currently out of print
HEARN - The Family Trees of Benjamin and Thomas Hearn
LEE – The Family Trees of Damon and Thomas Lee - currently out of print
LOCK - The Family Tree of Matthew & Merrick Lock
LOVELL –
The Family Tree of Daniel and Violetta Lovell
LOVELL –
The Family Tree of Major and Susanna Lovell
LOVERIDGE
– The Family Tree of William and Margaret Loveridge
SCAMP – The Family Tree of Samson and Celia Scamp
SMITH – The Family Tree of Woodfine Smith
STANLEY – The Family Trees of Hercules and Peter Stanley - currently out of print
STANLEY – The Family Trees of Paul & Peter and Richard & Owen Stanley

Ordering two or more books in a single order and want to pay by Sterling cheque? Contact us first at sales[at]rtfhs.org.uk to see if we can offer you a combined postage rate.

1891 Census Transcriptions

Some Travellers in the 1891 Census – Volume 2

History and Lifestyle

British Gypsy and Traveller History to 1900 Through Art
Gypsies of Britain

A Calendar of Fairs and Markets - currently out of print
The Winchester Confessions 1615-1616
Mi Zee of Kolliko – My Own Memories
My Favourite Traveller Ancestor
Seven Steps to Glory – Private Pateman Goes to War

Reprints of Classic Books

The Gipsies’ Advocate by James Crabb
The Gypsies by John Hoyland

Romany Routes Indexes and Back Issues

Romany Routes Volumes 1 to 9 on CD-ROM: 20th anniversary edition
Romany Routes Volumes 3, 4 and 5: free online name and place indexes
Romany Routes binders
Romany Routes Back Issues, Volumes 10 to 12

Written a book that you’d like us to publish?

The RTFHS welcomes proposals for new publications both from RTFHS members and non-members. So if you’re writing something you’d like us to consider, please get in touch. See our Contact page for details.

And if you’re a publisher with books with a British Romany, Traveller or Fairground family history theme that you think would interest RTFHS members, please contact us.

This page last updated:  29 September 2017.