British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

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. Learn more in About Us or see Tracing and Sharing British Isles Family History.


Next Feature Talk

Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Journey of Charles MacDonald 
Saturday, October 10  | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
 
Jane Simpson will tell the story of her ancestor Charles MacDonald, an officer in the British Army, on his journey of chance, spanning three continents and experiencing a number of precarious circumstances.  Jane one day stunned her grandmother by asking an inconvenient question and the answer was not altogether convincing.  Fifty years later, she had her answer, finding many surprises and shocks for her MacDonald relatives. Go to events for details or click here to register. .


Monthly Meetings: We've Gone Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will not be holding in-person monthly meetings until it is safe to do so. 
 
Did you know that our Members Only area contains many previous monthly meeting presentations, conference presentations and handouts from 2011 – present? Now is your chance to get caught up, or get acquainted with the wonderful resources in the Members Only area.
 
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Upcoming
DNA Special Interest Group
03 Oct 2020
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be ...
Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Journey of Charles MacDonald
10 Oct 2020
  Jane Simpson will tell the story of her ancestor Charles MacDonald, an officer in the British Army, on his journey of chance, spanning ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
24 Oct 2020
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
British Colonial SIG
04 Nov 2020
  For those interested in being added to the BCA mailing list and receiving invitations to the online meetings, please contact treasurer@bifhsgo.ca. ...
DNA Special Interest Group
07 Nov 2020
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be ...
Going Down of the Sun
14 Nov 2020
  In churches, schools and public buildings across Canada there are brass plaques bearing the names of people long dead, and generally unremarked by ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
28 Nov 2020
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...

Featuring
25+ years available online
Read about family histories, techniques, and resources in past issues of our quarterly journal.