Education is one of BIFHSGO's main focus areas. Under the leadership of our Director of Education, we provide educational opportunities for every skill level to help our members learn new information, improve their research skills, and produce well-documented genealogies. We also encourage and inspire our members to share their own family stories.
Monthly education talks
We offer Before BIFHSGO Education Sessions at our monthly meetings on a variety of subjects. These sessions start at 9:00 a.m. Visit our Activities page for a list of upcoming education sessions.
Each month, we invite a guest speaker or member to deliver a presentation related to genealogy, primarily – but not exclusively – in the British Isles. Visit our Activities page for a list of upcoming presentations. These presentations are preceded by our Before BIFHSGO Education Sessions and our Discovery Tables during the break.
Year after year, our annual fall conference attracts some of the best Canadian and international speakers who talk on a variety of topics, with a special focus on the British Isles.
Special interest groups
For members who would like to learn about a specific area of genealogical research and share their knowledge with others, we hold special interest group meetings throughout the year.
Presentation videos and handouts
In our Members Only section, we offer many handouts and videos from presentations delivered at our recent conferences and monthly meetings.
Resources and handouts from past BIFHSGO events