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


Announcing the release of the new Writing Resources guide!
The Writing Special Interest Group has prepared a “Guide to writing stories about your family history” and a webpage with recommendations of resources and good examples of family stories. All can be found under “Education.”

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, 8 July 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, 10 July 2020 at 2:00 p.m. See details and registration information here.

Attention members!
Go to the Members Only Great Moment voting page to access the ballot to vote for the best Great Moment talk of 2019/2020. Remember to vote before 15 August!

June Great Moments video now available
The video of the June 2020  Great Moments webinar is now available in the Members Only videos section –
The Elmer-Leonard James Brickwall: Were they related? (Brian Glenn)
What is small, antique and eventually only belongs to just one person? (Sally (Carlisle) Doherty)
A Battle of Wills (Marianne Rasmus)

June meeting announcements
Announcements from BIFHSGO's June Great Moments meeting (webinar). View announcements.

Anglo-Celtic Roots Summer 2020 issue online for members
The Summer 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 of Anglo-Celtic Roots, presents Emily Charts a New Course (Bette Smith) ** My Father’s Trunk: The Beginning of a Genealogical Journey (Carol Dillon) ** We Shall Remember Them:  2nd Lieutenant Charles J. Ervine (Marcia Clement) ** BIFHSGO Database Review (John McConkey).
For those who are not members, more than 20 years of Anglo-Celtic Roots are available in the Publications section on our website, including the Summer 2020 issue.

The Isle of Wight Family History Society journal
The May issue of the Isle of Wight Family History Society journal is now available in the Members Only section. Articles include: Brian GREENING’s Talk on 3rd February * The THOROLD Family of Cowes * The Inquest Project – A Retrospective * Pedigree Index * A Day in the Life of William James KITCHER * Admiral Thomas Wren CARTER * Island Connections * Inquest Project – Volunteers Wanted * Facebook Group * Bomb Attack on Newport 7th April 1943

Release of new database – Father Hudson's photos and indexes 
An album of digitized photos compiled by Father George Vincent Hudson, a Catholic priest who founded St George's Home for homeless children on Wellington Street in Ottawa. The photos are indexed and many of the subjects are named. See Father Hudson's photos and indexes