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...



Call for Presentations


BIFHSGO seeks proposals for presentations at our 23rd Annual Family History Conference to be held in Ottawa September 29 to 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) Club principle, and appraising the credibility of
  documents
 
For more information about submitting proposals, please read our submission details. Deadline is January 31, 2017.



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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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