From the Editor Janet Keet-Black:-
Our Society is a non-political non-profit making self help group. And a Member of the Federation of Family History Societies.
Join the Romany & Traveller Family History Society, and you'll join forces with a group of keen family historians
with a special interest in their British Gypsy and Traveller roots.
The Romany and Traveller Family History Society was founded in 1994 for the descendants of Gypsies, travelling showmen and other travellers, and now has over 600 members.
Membership brings you:
A quarterly journal full of research tips, family history, social history features, and Gypsy anecdotes.
The chance to access and contribute to national Gypsy indexes run by members.
The opportunity to meet your fellow researchers and swap notes at annual conferences and open days.
Editor and Founder member, Janet Keet-Black , has been Secretary of the RTFHS since its birth, and the
Journal is now the oldest running Romany Traveller Family history journal and Society,all the member's contribute stories
and Picture's and the committee members all work hard on behalf of its members.
The society also publish book's that are specifically about the life,work, and culture of the Romany people, and also have now started to released reprints of classic books. More details can be found on the Societys website just click on the book below . E-mail : rtfhs.@lineone.net
From the editor Janet Keet-black :-
"Chris Penfold Brown's poetry is written from her life's experiences, a record of her memories of the travelling life she led, first as a child and then as a young woman, with her parents and sisters. The standards she was brought up with, and the love and loyalty she has for her family and late parents, is woven through her poems and real life stories. Chris is first cousin to the late Eli Frankham, 'Romany poet', and is herself deserving of that title."
It is very fitting that Chris's late mother Alice Penfol also appears on this website on the Romany Singer's page