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



News

Conference videos now available for members in the Members Only section
 
Videos from the October 13 monthly meeting now online 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
Scottish Genealogy Group
17 Nov 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 ...
Kick off the celebrations for BIFHSGO's 25th anniversary
08 Dec 2018
  Join your fellow members to socialize with light refreshments to celebrate the launch of BIFHSGO in 1994.  
Great Moments
08 Dec 2018
  Quakers in the Attic Jamey Burr will describe a difficult family circumstance that took decades to understand, followed by a breakthrough that revealed a ...
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 ...
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  

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.