British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
Founded in 1994, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is located in Ontario, Canada. We encourage family history research and its dissemination by people with ancestry in the British Isles. Learn more...
 


 
On November 16, 1994 Industry Canada issued Letters Patent for the the
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.


 
Happy Holidays!
 
Our library will be closed December 25, 26, and 27, and January 1.
We look forward to helping you in the New Year!

YouTube channel launched

 
We are excited to announce the launch of our YouTube channel with one of the most popular lectures at our 2014 Conference. Watch and listen to historian and author Lucille Campey deliver her lecture, Ignored But Not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants.

Conference 2015 - Call for Speakers

BIFHSGO is seeking proposals for presentations at our 21st Annual Conference, September 18 - 20, 2015, to be held at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.
 
For more information about submitting proposals, please read our submission details. Deadline is January 31, 2015.
The conference will focus on three main topics:
 
• Scotland
 
• Photographs in Genealogy
 
• Technology 

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Online Donations

Learn how you can make donations online to BIFHSGO using CanadaHelps.


Upcoming
Using Dropbox for Genealogy
10 Jan 2015
There are some occasions when sending genealogy files and pictures by e-mail just doesn't work. This is where a cloud-based service like Dropbox.com comes in ...
Meet the OGS Ottawa Branch
10 Jan 2015
The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will host a table to describe their capabilities.
The Queen's Photographer, the Abyssinian Prince and my Great Granduncle Charlie
10 Jan 2015
Patricia Roberts-Pichette grew up listening to stories of her great grand uncle and his adventures in India, Malaysia, New Zealand and North Africa. A ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
17 Jan 2015
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
Finding Census Records in Ancestry
14 Feb 2015
Dave Cross will show us tips and tools for finding census records. His presentation will focus on Ancestry but will also include Find My Past. ...
Ed's Story
14 Feb 2015
Brenda Turner's husband, Ed Cooke, was born in Lancashire, England, in 1936 as Edwin Bancroft. His parents divorced early during the war, and he ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
21 Feb 2015
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...

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20 years available online

Read about family histories, techniques, and resources in past issues of our quarterly publication.