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.  About Us

24th Annual Conference - September 2018

Learn and network at our conference where the themes are Scottish family history, genetic genealogy, and more! September 28 – 30, 2018 in Ottawa.                                       


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 


New military-themed presentations online for members
Anglo-Celtic Roots Spring 2018 issue available online

Online Donations

Find out how you can make donations online to BIFHSGO using CanadaHelps.

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DNA Special Interest Group
05 May 2018
  George Chapman will share the triumphs of his family-finding journey in his presentation, Unexpected Journey.   Susan Courage will give an update on ...
Question & Answer Session
12 May 2018
  Do you have a question about a type of record or where to find it? Need a little help understanding something in your ...
Were You in Salem in 1692?
12 May 2018
  In 1692, 24 people died in the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials. On September 22, Margaret Scott and Samuel Wardell were among eight people hanged after ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
12 May 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
26 May 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 ...
2018 Annual General Meeting
09 Jun 2018
  The 24rd Annual General Meeting of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa will receive and conduct business in accordance with the ...
Great Moments in Genealogy
09 Jun 2018
  Four BIFHSGO members share their great moments in genealogy.   Was my Great-great Uncle David Jeanes a Murderer? David Jeanes' great great uncle, David Jeanes, ...

Member Survey
To better serve our members, we ask you to complete a short survey about the research areas that interest you. Click on the ballot above and log in to the Members Only section to find the survey.
2018 Hall of Fame
Members! Submit your Hall of Fame nomination by April 30, 2018. Click on the above photo for the criteria and nomination form.
Women's Emigration
Our British Women's Emigration Association database contains the names of almost 600 women who came to Canada in the early 20th century.