Founded in 1994, BIFHSGO is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We encourage family history research and its dissemination by people with ancestry in the British Isles.
Discover Your Roots 2019
Genealogy and Local History Fair
Saturday, 27 April
10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepoint Dr., Ottawa
- Attend genealogy and local history presentations
- Browse displays by local historical and genealogy societies
- Consult one-on-one with genealogy specialists
FREE. No registration required.
Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library. For more information:
April Meeting Announcements
Hall of Fame Nominations Deadline: April 30
Now is the time to nominate a person (or persons) or an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to BIFHSGO.
25th Annual Conference
Plan to attend our conference 27-29 September 2019, featuring these great speakers:
- Blaine Bettinger (The Genetic Genealogist)
- Audrey Collins (The National Archives, UK)
- Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi's List)
- Nancy Loe (Sassy Jane Genealogy)
- March 20, 2019 update of the Middlemore Index (various corrections) now available in Research section
- Updated Women's Emigration database now available in Research section
- View all news
Explore our British Home Children, Military, and Emigration databases, links to online resources, and family surnames that interest our members. Research
Take advantage of learning opportunities for every skill level to improve your research skills and produce well-documented family histories. Education
Join us at our monthly meetings, annual conferences, all-day workshops, and special interest groups where we share, learn, and network. Membership
Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair
27 Apr 2019
Attend genealogy and local history presentations Browse displays by local historical and genealogy societies Consult one-on-one with genealogy specialists FREE. No registration required. Presented ...
DNA Special Interest Group
04 May 2019
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be ...
Monthly Board Meeting
06 May 2019
For more information, contact the Board secretary.
How to Create a Family Tree, Heritage or Genealogy Photo Book Using Picaboo
11 May 2019
Picaboo is a web-based printing service which allows you to create a variety of beautiful, archival quality, personalized photo products. It's personal. It's customizable. Photo ...
Expanding that Empty Branch on the Genetic Family Tree
11 May 2019
Isobel (Ella) Moreland was born in July 1920 in Edinburgh, Scotland. After her birth, her mother placed her in the home of a childless ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
11 May 2019
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
25 May 2019
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
2019 Writing Competition
To celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2019, BIFHSGO is holding a family history writing competition. To enter, members must write a story about their British Isles family, and submit it by May 31, 2019. Click on the above photo to learn more.
20+ years available online
Read about family histories, techniques, and resources in past issues of our quarterly journal.