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 about Us


Conference 2020 - Call for Speakers

We are holding our 26th annual conference Irish Lines and Female Finds: Researching Your Irish Roots and Female Ancestors in Ottawa, Ontario, September 25-27. 
 
We are seeking presentation proposals for the themes: 
  • Researching Irish family history
  • Finding female ancestors 
  • DNA, in particular mtDNA and use of the x-chromosome in autosomal matchings
The main conference sessions are on Saturday and Sunday, with workshops or seminars being held on Friday.
 
Proposals must be submitted by 31 January 2020
 
Visit our Call for Speakers page for more information.


News

  • December Great Moments video available for members here (log in first)
  • Winter 2019 Anglo-Celtic Roots is now available in the members only area
  • *NEW* Home Children database available - go to RG17 Index
  • November Isle of Wight Family History Society. journal now available in Members Only section
  • 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
Scottish Genealogy Group
25 Jan 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 up ...
The British Colonial America Special Interest Group
08 Feb 2020
  Speakers: Marianne Rasmus and Susan Davis   Open to the public.
Captain Power MBE, Halifax Harbour Pilot 1906-1954
08 Feb 2020
  Captain Nicholas Lamont “Mont” Power MBE, his family and their Irish heritage can be traced back to Michael Power (1806-1870) and a small town ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
08 Feb 2020
  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
22 Feb 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 up ...
DNA Special Interest Group
07 Mar 2020
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be ...
Maud Lampman: First Woman to Work on Parliament Hill
14 Mar 2020
  As a descendant of one of Toronto’s earliest settlers, Emma Maud (Playter) Lampman came from a privileged background, and she married young.  By the ...

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