British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
25th anniversary logo 1994-2019 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. 
 


25th Annual Conference

Register Now While Space is Available!!!
 
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)
Visit our conference page for more details. 


DNA, Online Resources, Lost Family Event

You're invited for this free event on August 8.
 
DNA and Online Resources for Discovering Your Lost Family History:
  • Daniel Horowitz: MyHeritage Treasure Trove: An overview of features for family research, and Integrating DNA and Family History Research at MyHeritage
  • Leanne Cooper: The Wonders of WikiTree: Collaborative Genealogy and DNA
  • Lesley Anderson: Secrets & Shenanigans: How AncestryDNA was used in an unexpected mystery
Limited seating, so register now! Find about more about the event and how to register.


News

  • Our "new look" Research & Projects menu is now online. Check it out by clicking "Research & Projects" in the sidebar at left
  • "Surname Research" database is now located in the Membership menu and called "Surname Search"
  • Summer edition of Anglo-Celtic Roots now available in members only area. 
  • June Great Moments video now available for members here (log in first)
  • New database - WWII Unaccompanied Child Evacuees
  • View all news


Research & Projects

 
Explore our Home Children, Military and Migration databases and other resources.  Research & Projects


Education

 
Take advantage of learning opportunities for every skill level to improve your research skills and produce well-documented family histories.  Education


Membership

 
Join us at our monthly meetings, annual conferences, all-day workshops, and special interest groups where we share, learn, and network.  Membership 


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Upcoming
DNA and Online Resources for Discovering Your Lost Family History
08 Aug 2019
  International speaker Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage.com will be joined by two local speakers in a FREE event sponsored by the Ottawa Public Library, the ...
DNA Special Interest Group
24 Aug 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
09 Sep 2019
  For more information, contact the Board secretary. 
25 Years of Storytelling
14 Sep 2019
When Wayne Walker hit a brick wall, it was a voice in his head that led him to a special find. “Go see Uncle Ted,” ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
21 Sep 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 ...
25th Annual Family History Conference
27 Sep 2019
  Family history: past, present and future is the theme of this year's conference.   Featuring these great speakers: Blaine Bettinger (The Genetic Genealogist) ...
DNA Special Interest Group
05 Oct 2019
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be ...

Featuring
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.