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. Join us at our monthly meetings at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa.                  Learn more...

AGM & Monthly Meeting - June 11

9:00 a.m. 2016 Annual General Meeting
9:30 a.m.
Discovery Table — Jean Brown and Shirley Ann Pyefinch from the Stake Family History Centre will host a table.
10:00 a.m.
Great Moments in Genealogy — Join BIFHSGO members Brian Glenn, Leanne Cooper, Ian McKelvie, and Janet Dowdall when they share some of their exciting discoveries in genealogy research.
Open to members and visitors. Free admission and parking. The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. More information about this meeting is available in our Meetings section.

2016 Conference - Ireland and DNA

Our conference program and online registration are now available for our 22nd Annual Family History Conference, September 9 - 11, 2016, at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. We look forward to seeing you there!

Home Child Database Almost Doubled

Thanks to our volunteers, we have almost doubled the number of entries in our British Home Children Deaths database. Now, you can now search more than 4,200 names in this free database that is open to the public. We have also added three new areas of information: age at death, union, and reference/source. Visit the database here.


Online Donations

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

2016 Annual General Meeting
11 Jun 2016
The following documents for our AGM have been be sent to our members and can also be downloaded from here. Notice of Meeting Minutes ...
Stake Family History Centre
11 Jun 2016
Jean Brown and Shirley Ann Pyefinch from the Stake Family History Centre in Ottawa will host a discovery table.
Global Genealogy
11 Jun 2016
Global Genealogy will be once again joining us.  Sandy Roberts suggested that if anyone would like to order an item ahead of the meeting she ...
Great Moments in Genealogy
11 Jun 2016
Four BIFHSGO members will share great moments in their research.   Stories Behind Glass Plate Photographs of The Great War In August 2014, Brian ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
11 Jun 2016
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
18 Jun 2016
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 Special Interest Group
02 Jul 2016
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required ...

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