British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa


Education is one of the main tenents of the Society. Under the leadership of our Education Director, the Society aims to provide its members and the public with a wide variety of educational opportunities that fit every skill level.
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 Meetings page for a list of upcoming education sessions
BIFHSGO's YouTube Channel offers lectures and tutorials.
For more information, please contact our Education Director.   

Resources and handouts from past BIFHSGO events
Ancestor's Checklist Excel spreadsheets to keep your records organized
Beginners Handout Beginners Genealogy Class - GeneORama
Citations Citations for Canadians for family history writers by Alison Hare
Digital images - Part 1 Adjusting exposure, colour balance & cropping by Brian Glenn April 2012 (Powerpoint v2003)
Digital Images - Part 2 Basic restoration with Spot Healing & Clone Stamp tools by Brian Glenn May 2012 (Powerpoint v2003)
English Probate Records Gary Schroder's 2010 Fall Conference handout
Internet Reseach Lesley Anderson's 2010 Fall Conference handout
Irish Research and the Internet Nuala Farrell-Griffin's 2010 Fall Conference handout
John Grenham's handout from his Irish Talks presentation 
LDS Family History Center Ottawa Family History Center brochure from Lesley Anderson
Maps & Poor Laws Nuala Farrell-Griffin's 2010 Fall Conference handout
Mount Hermon Cemetery References from Gordon Morley's talk "Mount Hermon Cemetery, Quebec, Tombstone Inscriptions" 
Newspapers References from Lesley Anderson's Newspaper seminar
Online Books 101 PDF 196kb Glenn Wright's Before BIFHSGO Talk November 2011
Parish Records Gary Schroder's handout on Parish Records from his 2010 Fall Conference talk
PowerPoint Kick Start A kick start for presentation software by Brian Glenn featuring Powerpoint 2003
Searching LAC Notes from Lesley Anderson's talk on searching the Library and Archives Canada website
Tracing Your House History Bruce Elliott's Before BIFHSGO Talk March 2013