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.
Need help registering? We have produced two tutorials: Members Only Login video and Online Registration video.

Thank you, Bob Lamoureux

Our president Barbara Tose thanked Bob Lamoureux for the many years he devoted to chairing the Scottish Genealogy Group. His contribution and many volunteer hours were recognized at our annual general meeting, held on June 13, 2015.
Interested in your Scottish roots? The Scottish Genealogy Group is comprised of members who share an interest in discovering who their Scottish ancestors were and how they lived. We are beginners and experts alike, who learn from and encourage each other.
Our group meetings are held every month, from September to June. Visit our Meetings page to learn more.

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.
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 resources he used to prepare his presentation about the discovery of Richard III.
You be the Judge: Did DNA Prove the Skeleton under the Leicester Car Park was Richard III?
10 Oct 2015
  In 1485 the body of King Richard III, killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, was buried in nearby Leicester. Over the years the ...

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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.

20 years available online

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