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. 
 


May Meeting Announcements

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25th Annual Conference

Plan to attend our conference 27-29 September 2019, featuring these great speakers:
  • Blaine Bettinger (The Genetic Genealogist)
  • Audrey Collins (The National Archives, UK)
  • Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi's List)
  • Nancy Loe (Sassy Jane Genealogy)
Registration now open. See our conference page for more details. 


Best Talks Awards

It's time to vote for your favorite talks of 2018-2019:
  • Best Before BIFHSGO Talk by a Member
  • Best Full Monthly Meeting Talk by a Member
Ballots available in the Members Only section. Vote before May 20, 2019. 


News



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
25 May 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
03 Jun 2019
  For more information, contact the Board secretary. 
Annual General Meeting
08 Jun 2019
  Open to the public
Great Moments
08 Jun 2019
A Dark Chapter in a Successful Life My Great Great Grandfather, Edward Lloyd, was one of the 19th Century’s most successful publishers and newspaper ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
08 Jun 2019
  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
15 Jun 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 ...
British Colonial America
19 Jun 2019
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!   Join us for discussions on researching ancestors in British Colonial America's 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, ...

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.