British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
Founded in 1994, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is located in Ontario, Canada. We encourage family history research and its dissemination by people with ancestry in the British Isles. Join us at our monthly meetings at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa.                  Learn more...



Call for Proposals - Conference 2018

BIFHSGO seeks proposals for presentations at our 24th Annual Family History Conference to be held in Ottawa, September 28 - 30, 2018. Submission deadline is January 31, 2018. 
 
Our conference will focus on two main themes, plus other areas of interest:
• Scottish family history
• Genetic genealogy
• Family history-related topics, such as military, immigration, 
  technology, photographs
 
For more information about submitting proposals, please read our submission details



WWI Casualty Clearing Station Database

 
Search our database for your ancestor among the 879 soldiers who were treated by the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WWI at the No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station. If you would like to volunteer to write soldiers' biographies, please contact our research team at research@bifhsgo.ca.



Canadian Militia Database

Explore our latest database of almost 2,000 names of Canadian Militia personnel who served in 1907 and were born outside of Canada. Learn more and start your search here...


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Online Donations

Learn how you can make donations online to BIFHSGO using CanadaHelps.



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Upcoming
Scottish Genealogy Group
20 Jan 2018
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
Bailing Out: Avoiding and Responding to Water Damage and Floods in Archival Collection
10 Feb 2018
  Kyla Ubbink will talk about the steps that can be taken to avoid and minimize the risk of water damage to collections -- from totally water ...
The Book Creators’ Journey
10 Feb 2018
  Have you ever wanted to write and publish a book about your ancestors? If so, you’ll want to attend a presentation by Tracey Arial, ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
10 Feb 2018
  Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
17 Feb 2018
  Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
DNA Special Interest Group
03 Mar 2018
  DNA SIG members share their Great Moments — or Great Challenges — in genetic genealogy.   Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and ...
Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
10 Mar 2018
  Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, Northern Ireland will provide a full day of lectures about tracing your Irish ...

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Membership 2018
Join and renew your membership online. Click on the above box, Join BIFHSGO, to learn more.