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...

Conference 2015

Join us at the 21st Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference, September 18 – 20, 2015, at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa, Ontario, to learn about Scottish family history research, photographs in genealogy, and technology.
Learn about the program, speakers, and registration in our Conference 2015 section.
Our Marketplace will be open to the public. Drop by to browse, shop, and chat with the vendors. The list of vendors, location, and opening hours are available here.
Need help registering? We have produced two tutorials: Members Only Login video and Online Registration video.

New Home Children Database Available

Our volunteers have compiled a new resource, the British Home Children Deaths database. Each of the more than 2,000 records in this database provides the name of the deceased Home Child. The records may also contain age at death, cause of death, location of death, burial location, and the year the child arrived in Canada. Learn more by visiting the Home Children Deaths database.


Online Donations

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

Proudly She Served: Researching Canadian Nurses in the Great War
12 Sep 2015
  Glenn Wright will examine the major sources for researching Canadian nurses in the Great War, including an overview of less well-known archival records.   ...
Researching Nurses in the Great War
12 Sep 2015
Glenn Wright will host a Discovery table on researching nurses in the Great War.
Ayrshire, Scotland
12 Sep 2015
Gillian Leitch will host a gathering of researchers interested in Ayrshire Scotland. The exact location will be provided from the podium at Before BIFHSGO. This session ...
The Life and Times of Nursing Sister Laura Gamble, WWI
12 Sep 2015
  Fairbairn House Museum in Wakefield and Theatre Wakefield are collaborating to create content for museum displays. The same materials will be used for ...
21st Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference
18 Sep 2015
  Join us at this year's conference. Learn more here.  
Scottish Genealogy Group
19 Sep 2015
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is ...
Richard III
10 Oct 2015
John Reid will host a table with a few of the resources he used to prepare his presentation about the discovery of Richard III.

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2015 Half-Year Membership

$20 half-year memberships for new members now available. Click on the above box, Join BIFHSGO, to learn more.