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

Surname Research

This database allows you to interact with BIFHSGO members who may share your ancestral surnames.  Clicking on the icon will provide you with additional information, such as alternative spellings of the surname. Clicking on the  icon will bring up an anonymous email form to send the member who is researching that ancestral name, where you can provide information or pose a query. Be aware that this email scheme is not monitored by BIFHSGO and we cannot guarantee that the member will respond. 

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BIFHSGO members who wish to enter surnames into the database must sign in to the Members Only section. Once there, select the “Profile” section on the left menu. A screen will appear with one of the tabs entitled “Surnames.” Click on this tab and by clicking the + icon you will be able to add your ancestral names to the database. Note that members who fail to renew their membership in BIFHSGO will have their names automatically removed from the database.

Please click on the link below to access the database: