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...

WWI Casualty Clearing Station Database

Search our database for your ancestor among the 879 soldiers who were treated by the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WWI at the No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station. If you would like to volunteer to write soldiers' biographies, please contact our research team at

Canadian Militia Database

Explore our latest database of almost 2,000 names of Canadian Militia personnel who served in 1907 and were born outside of Canada. Learn more and start your search here...


Online Donations

Learn how you can make donations online to BIFHSGO using CanadaHelps.

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DNA Special Interest Group
06 Jan 2018
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be ...
Searching for Your WWI British Army Officer
13 Jan 2018
  Tara Grant will cover some of the basic sources for locating information on your ancestors who served as officers in the British Army. More ...
The Kemeys-Tynte Family of Cefn Mably, a South Wales Estate
13 Jan 2018
  The Kemeys-Tynte family, now largely forgotten, was once one of the most important gentry families of South Wales, living at the imposing Cefn Mably ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
13 Jan 2018
  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
20 Jan 2018
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
Bailing Out: Avoiding and Responding to Water Damage and Floods in Archival Collection
10 Feb 2018
  Kyla Ubbink will talk about the steps that can be taken to avoid and minimize the risk of water damage to collections -- from totally water ...
The Book Creators’ Journey
10 Feb 2018
  Have you ever wanted to write and publish a book about your ancestors? If so, you’ll want to attend a presentation by Tracey Arial, ...

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