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


October Feature Talk video now available
The video of the October 2020 Feature Talk webinar is now available in the Members Only videos section – Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Journey of Charles MacDonald (Jane Simpson)    

October meeting announcements
 Announcements from BIFHSGO's September Feature Talk webinar are available.

BIFHSGO Socials for members
BIFHSGO members are invited to the second BIFHSGO Socials. There are two sessions for small groups to meet on Zoom—Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, 30 October 2020 at 2:00 p.m. If you are a BIFHSGO member, you will receive an email with the details for joining. If you do not, contact us.

Going Down of the Sun  
Saturday, 14 November  / 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Philip G. Winkelaar searched school records, memoirs, official histories, church and military records to document the lives of those remembered on brass plaques at Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa. He will talk about his research and how he brought to life those who are generally unremarked but who are remembered every Remembrance Sunday. These stories allow us to solemnly declare: “At the Going Down of the Sun, and In the Morning, We Will Remember Them.”
Philip was a physician, served in the regular and reserve armed forces and has attended Knox Presbyterian Church Ottawa for 24 years. This research resulted in publication in 2018 of a book titled Going Down of the Sun. More information on the events page. To register, click here.

Anglo-Celtic Roots Fall 2020 issue online for members
The Fall 2020 issue of Anglo-Celtic Roots is available online for our members by logging in to the Members Only section and clicking on Anglo-Celtic Roots.
This issue presents The Leathems: From County Cavan,Ireland To Huntley Township, Carleton County (Heather Ashe) ** A Matter of Faith (Wendy Croome) ** From There to Here—My Journey (Kathy McConkey) ** We Shall Remember Them Private Stanley Theodore Hunter (Lynda Gibson).
For those who are not members, about 25 years of Anglo-Celtic Roots are available in the Publications section on our website, including the Fall 2019 issue.

Can you help with BIFHSGO’s home child research?                                                                                        
If you are interested in participating in the RG76 Project—extracting home children names from films held at Library and Archives Canada, please contact John Sayers. All the work can be done from home by using Heritage Canadiana and Excel spreadsheets.