British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
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Saturday, November 23
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. All of us, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.



Wednesday, December 4
British Colonial America  (Special Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
 
Join us for enthusiastic discussions on researching ancestors in British Colonial America's 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, ​Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. 
 
Free parking available at City Hall. Please enter the church at the office entrance on Lisgar Street.
 
Open to the public


Monday, December 9
Monthly Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
 
For more information, contact the Board secretary


Saturday, December 14
Great Moments in Genealogy  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
I Was There:  Growing up in Northeast England during the Depression
Wilf Tarbet’s Great Moment is a firsthand account of life in Jarrow, North East England, growing up during the Depression in a town where there was very little work.  He will share details of his grandparents’ appalling living conditions.
 
New member Wilf Tarbet has researched his family history over the years, and after several years away he has picked it up again.  He hopes his reminiscences will put flesh on the bones of the census data.
 
Treasures in The Attic
Gil Croome took a family story from his childhood, used the internet to confirm it … and then a came a great moment.
 
Gil Croome has been interested in genealogy since he wore short pants and asked his Grandfather Croome about where the family came from. His unpaid career of trying to connect all the Croomes has now lasted longer that his paid career with the end being a one name study is not yet in sight. By training a forester but by occupation an editor, tidying up trees has come naturally.
 
The Sail-Maker's Palm
A tool, owned by a former merchant seaman, started as merely an object of a child’s curiosity, but subsequently connected to a distant ancestor's work, and an understanding of how it was adversely affected by the end of the Napoleonic wars.
 
Maureen Amey grew up in London, England and immigrated to Canada in 1977. She has been researching and writing about her family history since the 1970s. This year, she rejoined BIFHSGO after being away for a few years.  Maureen is a member of the Writing Group.
 
Far From Home: Mission Accomplished
Twelve years ago, Diana Beaupre and Adrian Watkinson of Canterbury, England, launched Far From Home, a project to locate, record, research and visit all 3902 gravesites of Canadian Great War casualties who died and are commemorated in Great Britain. The project concluded in September 2019 with one last road trip to visit several gravesites and to place a memorial to all these Canadians in Scotland.
Glenn Wright is past-president of BIFHSGO and author of Canadians at War, 1914-1919: A Research Guide to World War One Service Records. It was a privilege for him to be involved with the Far From Home project over the years, even more so to take part in the final journey, to visit several cemeteries and be present at a very special service of remembrance to honour all those who rest "far from home".

Open to the public



Saturday, December 14
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings. Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.



Saturday, January 4, 2020
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.
 
Open to the public


Saturday, January 11, 2020
Using family lore, with a grain of salt  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Were you fortunate to have received family lore from your ancestors? Lynda will describe the family lore she had to work with including a memo written in 1900 by her great uncle Letham Gibson. Of course, such information, while absolutely invaluable, must also be taken with a grain of salt to discover the true facts. Follow Lynda’s search for her second and third great grandparents from Canada back to the home country. But where will she find them?
 
About the speaker
 
Lynda Gibson has been interested in family history for many years, having been intrigued by her grandparents’ stories which her mother had typed in the 1970s. Lynda is a retired federal government employee, and took up genealogy as her main interest six years ago. She was on the BIFHSGO board for two years as research director. Lynda had been working on her Gibson ancestors, and was honoured to come second in BIFHSGO’s recent writing contest for a story about her Gibson ancestors immigrating to Canada. 

Open to the public



Saturday, January 11, 2020
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings. Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
British Colonial America  (Special Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
 
Join us for enthusiastic discussions on researching ancestors in British Colonial America's 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, ​Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. 
 
Free parking available at City Hall. Please enter the church at the office entrance on Lisgar Street.
 
Open to the public



Saturday, February 8, 2020
Captain Power MBE, Halifax Harbour Pilot 1906-1954  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Captain Nicholas Lamont “Mont” Power MBE, his family and their Irish heritage can be traced back to Michael Power (1806-1870) and a small town near Waterford Ireland, called Thomaston. Today 4th, 5th and 6th level direct descendants of Michael Power live in Canada, the majority in and about Halifax. Share with his granddaughter how Captain Power MBE spent his life navigating Halifax harbour as a harbour pilot. Experience fifty years of Canada’s history as seen through his daily captain’s logbook – over 200 pages handwritten from 1906 to 1956 – on how it all played out in Halifax, around and on the harbor. He recorded his observations about two world wars, the Explosion, Pier 21 immigration, the King’s visit and many family and political events. He was one of the pioneers of harbour safety standards that serve today’s mariners and the sea-faring public.
 
About the Speaker:
 
Cathy Enright is Captain Nicholas Lamont “Mont” Power’s MBE, granddaughter. She is a professional Home Economist, Fellow in Board Governance and a retired executive of the Public Service of Canada. Although Cathy has dedicated her retirement to the not for profit sector, she is all about creating a buzz around Mont and his story which she dedicates to her family and the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Canada.  Of interest her Grandfather afforded her birth, as the first granddaughter in the family, five lines in the log. Even his wedding day was only one line. Including Cathy’s service, Captain Power MBE set off an unbroken chain of public service to Canada through her family that still continues today with her son Brian Enright, totaling 113 years.

Open to the public



Saturday, February 8, 2020
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings. Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.



Saturday, March 7, 2020
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.
 
Open to the public


Saturday, March 14, 2020
Maud Lampman: First Woman to Work on Parliament Hill  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
As a descendant of one of Toronto’s earliest settlers, Emma Maud (Playter) Lampman came from a privileged background, and she married young.  By the age of 32 she had suffered the loss of a baby and her husband, and she was forced to find employment to support her remaining two children.  The daughter of a prominent doctor, and the widow of a “Confederation Poet”, her story is a textbook example of an educated, genteel woman who entered the Canadian Civil Service around the turn of the 20th century, mirroring the experience of women in Britain and the US. 
 
About the Speaker
 
Maud Lampman was one of the faceless women captured in Dianne Brydon’s M.A. Thesis “Claiming the Rights of Men and the Privileges of Their Sex as Well”: Women in the Canadian Civil Service 1895-1907.  Little did Dianne know that she, herself, would one day work for the Library of Parliament, nor that she would be asked to tell Maud’s story 110 years after her historic appointment.  Dianne’s talk will highlight the rich information that can be found in the Civil Service List, which annually published personal information about Canadian civil servants from 1872 to 1918.


Saturday, March 14, 2020
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings. Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
British Colonial America  (Special Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
 
Join us for enthusiastic discussions on researching ancestors in British Colonial America's 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, ​Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. 
 
Free parking available at City Hall. Please enter the church at the office entrance on Lisgar Street.
 
Open to the public



Saturday, May 2, 2020
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.
 
Open to the public



Wednesday, June 3, 2020
British Colonial America  (Special Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
 
Join us for enthusiastic discussions on researching ancestors in British Colonial America's 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, ​Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. 
 
Free parking available at City Hall. Please enter the church at the office entrance on Lisgar Street.
 
Open to the public


Saturday, June 13, 2020
Annual General Meeting  (Annual General Meeting)
9:00 am to 9:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Open to the public


Saturday, June 13, 2020
Great Moments in Genealogy  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

 

Open to the public



Saturday, June 13, 2020
BIFHSGO Writing Group  (Special Interest Group)
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Room 228, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings. Our meetings usually end before 4:00 pm. For information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.



Saturday, August 29, 2020
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.
 
Open to the public



Saturday, October 3, 2020
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.
 
Open to the public



Saturday, November 7, 2020
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
 
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
Visit the DNA Research Guide for more information and links to online resources.
 
Open to the public