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. 
 


News

  • November monthly meeting videos now available in the Members Only section
  • Conference videos now available in the Members Only section
  • Meet our 2018-2019 Board of Directors
  • 2018 Hall of Fame inductee announced


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 


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Upcoming
Monthly Board Meeting
07 Jan 2019
  For more information, contact the Board secretary. 
A Brief History of BIFHSGO: celebrating 25 years
12 Jan 2019
Open to the public
The Cowkeeper’s Wish: Transforming Family History into a Great Story
12 Jan 2019
Gathering names and dates of ancestors is an addictive, exhausting task, and while it’s satisfying to put the facts in order and fill in a ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
19 Jan 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 ...
Monthly Board Meeting
04 Feb 2019
  For more information, contact the Board secretary. 
An Exciting Future for BIFHSGO: the next 25 years
09 Feb 2019
  BIFHSGO President Duncan Monkhouse will present the Board's plans for the coming years.   Open to the public
Lord Bathurst’s Settlers to Murray Township 1815-1817
09 Feb 2019
  Many people are aware of the military settlements in Perth and Richmond established by Lord Bathurst, but a smaller settlement that also took place on ...

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.