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. Learn more...

Conference 2015

Join us at the 21st Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference, September 18 – 20, 2015, at Ben Franklin Place in Nepean (Ottawa), Ontario, to learn about Scottish family history research, photographs in genealogy, and technology.
Learn about the program, speakers, and registration in our Conference 2015 section.

New Home Children Database Available

Our volunteers have compiled a new resource, the British Home Children Deaths database. Each of the more than 2,000 records in this database provides the name of the deceased Home Child. The records may also contain age at death, cause of death, location of death, burial location, and the year the child arrived in Canada. Learn more by visiting the Home Children Deaths database.

Join Our Team of Volunteers

Thanks to our volunteers, BIFHSGO has helped genealogists research their British and Canadian ancestry for more than 20 years. Please consider joining our team. Visit our volunteer opportunities and look at some of our volunteers in action.


Online Donations

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

DNA Interest Group
30 May 2015
Members meet quarterly to share experiences, information and ideas about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required to sign ...
2015 Annual General Meeting
13 Jun 2015
The following documents for our AGM will be sent to our members and will be available to download here a few days before the ...
Genealogy at the Ottawa Public Library
13 Jun 2015
Patricia Barlosky, genealogy librarian at the Nepean Centrepoint Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, will share information about the print and microfilm resources available at ...
Field Name Map
13 Jun 2015
Brenda Turner has a map and documents related to an area of Northhamptonshire, which she is willing to share with us. The map is based on ...
Great Moments in Genealogy
13 Jun 2015
Join BIFHSGO members Tara Grant, Ken McKinlay, Lesley Anderson, and John Reid as they share some of their exciting discoveries in genealogy research.   ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
13 Jun 2015
Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings with ...
The Life and Times of Nursing Sister Laura Gamble, WWI
12 Sep 2015
  Fairbairn House Museum in Wakefield and Theatre Wakefield are collaborating to create content for museum displays. The same materials will be used for ...

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20 years available online

Read about family histories, techniques, and resources in past issues of our quarterly publication.