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

25th Annual BIFHSGO
Family History Conference
September 27–29, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
In partnership with the Ottawa Public Library and City of Ottawa Archives
Family History: Past, Present & Future

Friday Evening, September 27 — Conference Opening
17:00 – 19:00 Marketplace Open.
19:00 – 19:15
Official Welcome
Click on the Speaker's name to view a brief biography.

19:15 – 20:15 Whiteside Memorial Lecture (Free)
Genetic Genealogy: Past, Present, and Future
DNA testing for genealogy is less than 20 years old but has had an enormous impact on both genealogy and the world. It has created TV shows, novels, and entered the social consciousness (anyone want to trade a kilt for lederhosen?). It has reunited thousands of families but has divided many others. What can we do with our DNA today, and what new developments will we see in the next few years?
20:15 – 21:30 Reception: Dessert and Punch