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...


2016 Conference - Ireland and DNA

 
Early bird registration ends August 5.
Our conference program and online registration are now available for our 22nd Annual Family History Conference, September 9 - 11, 2016, at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. We look forward to seeing you there!


Lancashire Diaries 1772-1910 Launched

 
Our new 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.
 


Home Child Database Almost Doubled

Thanks to our volunteers, we have almost doubled the number of entries in our British Home Children Deaths database. Now, you can now search more than 4,200 names in this free database that is open to the public. We have also added three new areas of information: age at death, union, and reference/source. Visit the database here.


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Online Donations

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


Upcoming
DNA Special Interest Group
06 Aug 2016
This meeting will feature a presentation by Bill Arthurs on the role of SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and STRs (short tandem repeats) analysis in ...
22nd Annual Family History Conference
09 Sep 2016
Learn about Irish family history, DNA genealogy and more at our conference. Visit our Marketplace that is open to the public. More information is available ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
24 Sep 2016
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
01 Oct 2016
Members meet to share experiences, information and ideas and learn about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Attendees will be required ...
Online Family Trees
08 Oct 2016
By Lesley Anderson Haven’t got your tree online yet? Do you want to have a research assistant help find historical records and matches in other member ...
Did Lucy and Isaac Actually Marry? And the Importance of Dying in the Right Sequence
08 Oct 2016
by Brian Laurie-Beaumont After Henry Wimburn Sudell Sweetapple Horlock died in 2010, his widow turned to their executors to find a relative to inherit family ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
22 Oct 2016
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...

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Featuring
20 years available online
Read about family histories, techniques, and resources in past issues of our quarterly publication.