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...



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...


2017 Conference

 
Join us at our 23rd Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference. It takes place September 29 to October 1, 2017 at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa.
 
Learn about English and Welsh family history and genealogy research methodology. Our Marketplace will be open to visitors. Register online and read about our speakers, seminars, lectures, and activities...


Lancashire Diaries 1772-1910

 
Our database, Lancashire Diaries, lists more than 1,000 surnames, and it may help genealogists who are researching their Lancashire, England roots, from 1772 to 1910.
 
The diaries, kept for more than 50 years by Lancashire grocer and overseer Samuel Scowcroft, paint a picture of Lancashire farm life and the cotton industry during the 19th century as well as during part of the 18th and 20th centuries.
 



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Upcoming
DNA Special Interest Group
29 Jul 2017
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required ...
DNA Special Interest Group
02 Sep 2017
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required ...
Question & Answer Session
09 Sep 2017
Bring your questions and various experts from BIFHSGO will try to answer them during this session.  
The Sinking of the S.S. Portsdown
09 Sep 2017
By John McConkey Many British ships were sunk by Hitler’s navy during World War II. Most of these sinkings occurred on the high seas ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
23 Sep 2017
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 ...
23rd BIFHSGO Annual Family History Conference
29 Sep 2017
This year's conference features two main themes — England and Wales Family History and Research Methodology. Visit Conference 2017 for program details and online registration. ...
DNA Special Interest Group
07 Oct 2017
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required ...

Featuring
Women's Emigration
The British Women's Emigration Association database contains the names of almost 600 women who came to Canada in the early 20th century.
Membership
Join and renew your membership online. Click on the above box, Join BIFHSGO, to learn more.
More than 20 years available online
Read about family histories, techniques, and resources in past issues of our quarterly publication.