British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
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Saturday, July 2
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room 115, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
This meeting will feature a presentation by Shirley Monkhouse, entitled An Introduction to Gender DNA – mt, x and y.
 
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 Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.



Saturday, August 6
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 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 Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.



Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11
22nd Annual Family History Conference  (Conference)
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
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 in our Conference section...


Saturday, September 24
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, 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. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, October 1
DNA Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 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 Information, DNA Database Sites, and Special Interest Groups page for more information.


Saturday, October 8
Did Lucy and Isaac Actually Marry? And the Importance of Dying in the Right Sequence  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
After Henry Wimburn Sudell Sweetapple Horlock died in 2010, his widow turned to their executors to find a relative to inherit family portraits spanning 350 years. Most of the paintings were of the Webb family of Gloucestershire. The story was Wimburn and his sister were the last of their Horlock line, which had married into the Webbs generations ago. Problem was there was no evidence their Horlocks had married those Webbs. Plus half the portraits were not named or dated, so were they all really related. The search was on to prove the family relationships both among the portraits and to find third, fourth or even more distant cousins related to the portraits and alive today. In steps the genealogist. Oh, this also involves the loss of a wife’s fortune and a vicar suspected of double homicide.
 
About the Speaker
Brian Laurie-Beaumont became involved in genealogy only in 2011, inspired by the need to preserve family connections across “the pond” after the passing of his wife’s grandmother and mother. Since then, he spends an average of 25 hours a week studying and researching. He is also a member of the NEGHS and the NYBGS with research accounts at Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast, and Scotland’s People. Research trips include Normandy, England, Wales, New England plus visits to the Society of Genealogists Library in London, The Family History Center in Salt Lake City, and the NEGHS library in Boston. He has also attended Who Do You Think You Are? in London and RootsTech/FGS in Salt Lake City. Brian is now studying with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies to acquire his post-nominal in genealogy. And he spends far too much on genealogy books.
 


Saturday, October 22
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 228, 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. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.



Saturday, November 12
First in, Last out: But What Came between 1914 and 1919?  (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe DRive

Irene Ip’s father told her many stories about his life in the army, before and during the war, but she was too young to understand their context, and he died before she was ready to question him. When she decided to try to fill in the gap, she thought that she would have to rely on imagination, as the family had preserved so few letters and papers. As he had served in the Royal Field Artillery, which left no written account, she could not benefit from the many regimental histories that are now available. At first she searched through numerous histories for mentions of his brigade and battery but these were rare. Then, about five years ago, she realized that she also knew the division his brigade had been in. She Googled “The Fifth Division” and struck gold.  She was finally able to trace where her father had been for four and a half years. In her presentation, Irene will explain how she was able to fit the stories and few pieces of hard information into the broad context of the Division’s activity, as she tells the story of how her father came to be one of the few surviving “Old Contemptibles.” 

About the Speaker

Irene Kellow Ip spent many years writing books, research papers and articles as a professional economist but did not find the transition to writing family history an easy one, despite spending three years as Editor of Anglo-Celtic Roots. As a regular participant of the BIFHSGO Writing Group, she receives constructive criticism, encouragement and motivation to turn her family history into interesting stories she can share with her children, grandchildren and extended family.  She also contributes to Anglo-Celtic Roots and made a previous presentation to BIFHSGO.



Saturday, November 19
Scottish Genealogy Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 226, 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. We all, beginners and experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.