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• For the payment, please send an e-transfer for the amount owed to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to mark “Membership 2021and/or Donation” in the comments field of the etransfer.
• When doing the e-transfer, you will need to create a security question and answer. Please forward your security question answer to the Treasurer.
If you are not able to do an e-transfer, please print the Renewal or Application form, complete it and mail it, with a cheque for the amount owed, to BIFHSGO Membership, PO BOX 38026, Ottawa ON K2C 3Y7. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Director or leave a message on the BIFHSGO voicemail at (613) 234-2520 – Extension 201.
There have been some changes to our offerings to members as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Our monthly meetings, conferences, and special events attract large numbers of family historians.
Membership is one of BIFHSGO's key focus areas. Under the leadership of our Membership Director, we are committed to creating a sense of community where people interested in learning about their family history, primarily in the British Isles and Canada, come together.
At our monthly meetings, annual conferences, all-day workshops, and special interest groups, like-minded researchers share and network.
Learn, share, belong
BIFHSGO members want to learn about and conduct good research, attend and present excellent talks, and read and write well-documented articles for our quarterly journal, Anglo-Celtic Roots.
Many of us volunteer to help host events, create online research databases, and answer members' questions.
We like to share what we discover in one-on-one situations and in special interest groups. [Most SIGs continue to meet online during the pandemic.]
A number of our members deliver presentations at our meetings and conferences and at events across Canada and elsewhere. Some have published books on genealogy research, others blog about their findings, and even more have written their family history.
We invite you to join us. Our membership year runs from January to December.
Free monthly meetings for all
We invite you—members and non-members—to attend our free Feature Talks and Education Talks and Workshops, held on the second Saturday of the month, from September to June. [Meetings are being held online. Meetings include Feature Talks, but Education Talks are on hold during the pandemic.
(Benefits this year reflect our online presence during the pandemic)
- Four issues of our quarterly journal, Anglo-Celtic Roots (view the archived issues)
- Ten monthly online meetings with a featured speaker
- Occasional educational sessions, on specific topics
- A monthly E-newsletter
- Access to the Members Only section, which includes handouts and videos of presentations delivered at recent meetings and conferences
- The Surname Search database, where you can post family names and connect with others doing the same research
- Free query and advisory services
- Online social gatherings every two weeks
- Opportunities to meet friendly people who share common interests and want to help others learn to research and share family history