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


For BIFHSGO members…
It’s time to nominate a worthy BIFHSGO volunteer for the Hall of Fame award—awarded to a BIFHSGO volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to BIFHSGO’s objectives. Have a look at the specific criteria and consider making a nomination, using this fillable form. Deadline is 30 April 2021 midnight Eastern DST.

April monthly meeting announcements
Announcements from the April 2021 monthly meeting are available online.

Two upcoming online conferences may be of interest:
Tuesday 30 March – Ulster Historical Foundation (Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt), in association with the Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland Historical Society, will present a live virtual workshop on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy. This workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources to help with Irish genealogy research.
Saturday, 22 May 2021 – The next Scottish Indexes Conference will be the 10th free global conference hosted by Graham and Emma Maxwell. Confirmed speakers so far include Chris Paton, Kate Keter and Andrew Armstrong. More to come…  

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on 12 June 2021 9 a.m. Of course, we won’t be together in-person.
The minutes of last year’s meeting and this year’s agenda are in a document in the AGM archives. As more documents become available, they will be added.

A New Way of Communicating provides the instructions for managing preferences in a member’s BIFHSGO email account. Check it out to identify the types of emails you would like to receive—hopefully all of them! We look forward to staying in touch.

A new way to join BIFHSGO as a returning member or for the first time... you can do it using an e-transfer
For the last 25 years, BIFHSGO has provided a place for members with a British heritage to connect, learn, share and be inspired to new research avenues. Joining now means that we can continue to provide the best program and learning opportunities available, in these challenging times. We have many excellent talks lined up for the next year, as well as an exciting online conference in the works. Please consider joining today for 2021.