British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
This year marks our 20th anniversary. 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 2014

 
Join us at our 20th Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference. It takes place September 19 - 21 at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. Learn about English family history, immigration, best resources for your research, Home Children, and genetic genealogy. Visit our Marketplace. Register and read more about our speakers, seminars, presentations, and sponsorship and advertising opportunities...

 

BIFHSGO Library

Summer hours
Tuesday — Friday
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
 
For details, please visit our Library section.

 

News


Research and learn

Our library — books, journals, research aids
 
Home children — database, stories, origins
 
Women's emigration database — early 19th century

Links to online resources — from beginner resources to dna, military records, and newspapers
 
Speaker interviews — podcast series
 
Handouts — monthly meeting presentations and conferences

 

Online Donations

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


Upcoming
Tracking Your Scottish Immigrant Ancestors
13 Sep 2014
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario Christine Woodcock will talk about how the Scots began their emigration to the new world ...
Planning your Genealogy Trip and Scottish Table
13 Sep 2014
Christine Woodcock will be available to answer questions and provide information about Genealogy tours in Scotland and Hugh Reekie will be providing information on ...
Preparing for a Research Trip to Scotland
13 Sep 2014
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario   You will get to a point in your Scottish research when you can no ...
20th Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference
19 Sep 2014
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario   Learn about English family history, immigration, best resources for your research, Home Children, and ...
Irish Research
11 Oct 2014
James Lynn will host a table for Irish research
Assisted Emigration to Escape the Great Famine of Ireland
11 Oct 2014
By Ann Burns Three Terrible Choices were open to tenants on the Fitzwilliam Estate, during the Great Famine in Ireland: stay on your rented ...
A Century Ago: War Comes to Canada
08 Nov 2014
Dr. Jonathan Vance will endeavour to take us back to the Canada of August 1914 by discussing what their country would have looked like ...

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Featuring
Available online

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

Women's Emigration

The British Women's Emigration Association database contains the names of almost 600 women who came to Canada in the early 20th century.