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

25th Annual Conference

Family History: Past, Present, Future‚Äč
27-29 September 2019
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
Featuring these great speakers:
  • Blaine Bettinger (The Genetic Genealogist)
  • Audrey Collins (The National Archives, UK)
  • Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi's List)
  • Nancy Loe (Sassy Jane Genealogy)
  • Ken McKinlay (Family Tree Knots)
  • Rick Roberts (Global Genealogy)
View the Conference Brochure for programming, registration, sponsorship, marketplace, etc. details.
Register in advance from 10 May to 13 September.
Blaine Bettinger PhD, JD, is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.  
Audrey Collins is a spokesperson for The National Archives, where she is a Records Specialist in Family History. She has written extensively on family history and has special expertise with the UK censuses. Audrey regularly speaks at events and conferences in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
Cyndi Ingle a genealogist for over 38 years, is the creator of the award-winning and globally recognized Cyndi’s List ( She is an expert in using technology for genealogy, research in the USA, and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet. An internationally known guest lecturer, she is the author of numerous articles and three books.
Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS, is a genealogy researcher and educator. After a long career in libraries and archives, Nancy now writes at Sassy Jane Genealogy and lectures frequently at US and international genealogy conferences on her specializations: organizing research and US and European records.
Ken McKinlay is an experienced family history researcher who is still making discoveries. The talks he gives for OGS branches, BIFHSGO and the Ottawa Public Library usually focus on the methodologies and skills needed for genealogical problem solving.
Rick Roberts’ lifelong interest in history and genealogy led him to co-found Global Genealogy with his wife Sandra, in 1992. He has lectured on a wide range of genealogical topics and has led workshops on family tree software for more than 25 years. 
If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring the conference or setting up a booth in the marketplace, please contact us