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.                                       



Research

 
Explore our British Home Children, Military, and Emigration databases, links to online resources, and family surnames that interest our members.  Research
 


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 


News

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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Upcoming
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, ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
09 Jun 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
16 Jun 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 ...
Ontario and Quebec's Irish Pioneers: Farmers, Labourers and Lumberjacks
08 Sep 2018
  Using wide-ranging sources, Lucille Campey will describe the communities established by the Irish in Ontario and Quebec during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She will reveal the ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
15 Sep 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 ...

Featuring
Best Talk Ballot
The deadline to submit your vote for the best talks of 2018 is May 20. Find your ballot by clicking the above image for a link to the 2018 ballot in the Members section.
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.
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.