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.
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding meetings online.



November Feature Talk

Going Down of the Sun  
Saturday, 14 November  / 10:00 am to 11:30 am
 
Philip G. Winkelaar searched school records, memoirs, official histories, church and military records to document the lives of those remembered on brass plaques at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa. He will talk about his research and how he brought to life those who are generally unremarked but who are remembered every Remembrance Sunday. These stories allow us to solemnly declare: “At the Going Down of the Sun, and In the Morning, We Will Remember Them.”
 
Philip was a physician, served in the regular and reserve armed forces and has attended Knox Presbyterian Church Ottawa for 24 years. This research resulted in publication in 2018 of a book titled Going Down of the Sun. More information on the events page. To register, click here.


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