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...

Call for Speakers - Conference 2015

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 

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.


Online Donations

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

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. ...
Post Cards from World War I
14 Feb 2015
Brenda Turner will be sharing with us a French made wooden box filled with printed and embroidered postcards that one of her relatives sent back ...
Learn about Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Resources
14 Feb 2015
Patricia Barlosky, the Genealogy Librarian at the Nepean Centrepoint Branch will be sharing information about the the print and microfilm resources available at the Ottawa ...
Learn about DNA
14 Feb 2015
Bill Arthurs will be hosting a Discovery table on DNA.
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 ...
DNA Interest Group
28 Feb 2015
Members meet quarterly to share experiences, information and ideas about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign ...

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