British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
This year marks our 20th anniversary. 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...
 




Kirsty Gray to speak in Ottawa Nov. 2

On Sunday, November 2, UK rockstar genealogist Kirsty Gray comes to Ottawa to deliver two lectures: Searching for Names: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous; and Solving Problems Through Family Reconstruction.
 
This unique event will take place at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. $10 per person at the door.
 
Sponsored by BIFHSGO and OGS Ottawa Branch. Read more info in Meetings
 

News


Conference 2014 handouts for members

 
Handouts from our 20th Annual Conference, held in September 2014, are now available for our members in the Members Only section.

Research and learn

Our library — books, journals, research aids
 
Home children — database, stories, origins
 
Women's emigration database — early 19th century
 
Links to online resources — from beginner resources to dna, military records, and newspapers
 
Speaker interviews — podcast series
 
Handouts — monthly meeting presentations and conferences


Online Donations

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


Upcoming
Kirsty Gray in Ottawa
02 Nov 2014
UK Rockstar Genealogist Kirsty Gray will deliver two lectures: Searching for Names: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous and Solving Problems Through Family Reconstruction.   ...
A Century Ago: War Comes to Canada
08 Nov 2014
Dr. Jonathan Vance will endeavour to take us back to the Canada of August 1914 by discussing what our country would have looked like ...
Who was the Canadian Soldier and War comes to Canada - Artifacts and the History of Military Mapping
08 Nov 2014
Dr. Jonathan Vance will show several artifacts relating to his presentations at both our monthly meeting and the Before BIFHSGO events. As well, Harold McClemons ...
Who Was the Canadian Soldier?
08 Nov 2014
Dr Jonathan Vance will describe conventional wisdom about the Canadian soldier and discuss how a return to the records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
15 Nov 2014
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 Interest Group
22 Nov 2014
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 ...
Kick Start #3 for PowerPoint Presentations
13 Dec 2014
Kick Start #3 for PowerPoint Presentations Almost all our BIFHSGO talks are illustrated with PowerPoint presentations. In this third Before BIFHSGO on this topic, ...

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Featuring
20 years available online

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