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...



Monthly Meeting - Saturday, December 10


9:00 a.m.
Before BIFHSGO Education TalkCopyright for Family History — Marnie McCall.
9:30 a.m.
Discovery Tables — Books and Other Genealogy Items with Willis Burell and Global Genealogy.
10:00 a.m.
Great Moments in Genealogy — Four of our members — Duncan Monkhouse, Susan Davis, Glenn Wright, and Suzanne Eakin — will share some of their greatest genealogy discoveries.
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.



Call for Presentations


BIFHSGO seeks proposals for presentations at our 23nd Annual Family History Conference to be held in 2017 in Ottawa.
 
Tentative dates are September 8 - 10 and September 29 - October 1, 2017.
 
Our conference will focus on two themes:
• England and Wales family history
 
• Methodology, e.g., evidence analysis, genealogical proof standard,
  FAN (friends, associates and neighbours), and appraising the credibility of
  documents
 
For more information about submitting proposals, please read our submission details. Deadline is January 31, 2017.



New Membership Season Now


 
Join us! Our member benefits include four issues of our award-winning quarterly journal, Anglo-Celtic Roots, presentation videos and handouts in our Members Only section, and 50% off a Findmypast subscription. Learn about other benefits and find our online membership form here.


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Upcoming
Copyright for Family History
10 Dec 2016
Marnie McCall’s talk will cover the basics of copyright, the meaning of “public domain,” copyright in your own work, using copyright material of others in ...
Genealogy Books, Magazines and CDs
10 Dec 2016
Willis Burwell is in the process of downsizing and has a number of genealogy-related books, magazines and CDs he no longer needs. He wants to ...
Global Genealogy -- Christmas Shopping Opportunity
10 Dec 2016
Global Genealogy is providing us with an opportunity to do our Christmas shopping at this meeting. Sandra also wants to remind everyone that, in addition ...
Great Moments in Genealogy
10 Dec 2016
  Four BIFHSGO members share their great moment in genealogy.   Mary Ann Flannery — From Ireland You Say By Duncan Monkhouse This Great ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
10 Dec 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 ...
DNA Special Interest Group
07 Jan 2017
Shirley Monkhouse will present “I took a DNA test! Now what do I do?" Her presentation will focus on what to do while waiting ...
Genealogy at Your Ottawa Public Library
14 Jan 2017
Ottawa Public Library's resources and services can help with your genealogy research. Romaine Honey speaker will discuss the print and online resources available for researching ...

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