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.
 
Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be holding meetings online until further notice.



Irish Lines and Female Finds:
 
Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy
 
Register now for our 26th annual conference!
 
There will be 15 sessions online, over eight days between 19 and 26 September,
with 14 international speakers, experts in their own fields.
Enjoy presentations for all levels of genealogical experience.
 
For more information and to register, see the conference website
             or visit the conference webpage



See you in September!

Looking forward to Gillian Leitch's presentation's on 11 September - "The Paulin(e) Family Reunion: Taking Family Research to the Family." For more information, see Meetings & Activities.
 
Online, information to follow. The presentation is free, but donations are gratefully accepted through Canada Helps here. Have a great summer!


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COVID Corner

Summer selections
 
Covid isolation requirements are loosening up and more and more people are being vaccinated but, if you’re still interested in some quiet time indoors this summer, here are a few online presentations that might be interesting for BIFHSGO members and friends:
  • The National Archives online event—In Their Own Write: The Testimony of the Victorian English and Welsh Poor Friday, 23 Jul 2021, 09:00 EDT
  • Several free Legacy Webinars
    • Using Irish newspapers and other printed material (Natalie Bodle) Friday,16 July 2021
    • The Time of Cholera: A Case Study about Historical Context (Former BIFHSGO member, Alison Hare, CG) Tuesday, 20 July and Wednesday, 21 July 2021
    • Burying the Body in England (Helen V. Smith) Tuesday, 3 August and Wednesday, 4 August 2021
    • Standards for Genealogical Documentation (Tom Jones, PhD, CG) Tuesday, 17 August and Wednesday, 18 August 2021
    • Early Ontario Research (Janice Nickerson) Friday, 20 August 2021
  • Florida State Genealogical Society webinar—Organizational Strategies for DNA Analysis Paul Woodbury 16 September 2021


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Upcoming
British Colonial America SIG
28 Jul 2021
  For those interested in being added to the BCA mailing list and receiving invitations to the online meetings, please contact bca.sig2021@gmail.com. ...
DNA SIG
28 Aug 2021
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history.   Visit the DNA ...
The Paulin(e) Family Reunion: Taking Family Research to the Family
11 Sep 2021
  The presentation is free, but donations are gratefully accepted through Canada Helps here.   It all started with this mad idea to recreate ...
Scottish Genealogy SIG
18 Sep 2021
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
Irish Lines and Female Finds: Exploring Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy
19 Sep 2021
  There will be 15 online sessions over 8 days with presentations for all levels of genealogical experience, featuring 14 distinguished international speakers, experts ...
DNA SIG
02 Oct 2021
  Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history.   Visit the DNA ...
Picture This!
09 Oct 2021
  Stephen Gill, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and author of The Family Detective and the Follow-up Dating by Design will offer a ...

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Donations welcome!
BIFHSGO is a registered charity and you can donate online through Canada Helps.