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...

Ulster Historical Foundation Lecture Day

Join us March 14 for an exciting and unique opportunity to attend an entire day of lectures about Irish genealogical research by Gilian Hunt and Fintan Mullan.
Presented by the Ulster Historical Foundation, the morning lectures are part of our monthly meeting and offered for free. All four afternoon lectures are available for $10 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door as long as they last.
Details about each lecture, specific times, and location are available in our Meetings section.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
• Unique Challenges of Irish Genealogy
• Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
• Census Substitutes for 18th and 19th Centuries
• Tracing Farming Families in the 18th and 19th Centuries
• Understanding Irish Townlands
• Solving Your Brick Walls

Visit the BIFHSGO YouTube channel

Our YouTube channel contains one of the most popular lectures at our 2014 Conference. Watch and listen to historian and author Lucille Campey deliver her lecture, Ignored But Not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants.


Online Donations

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

DNA Interest Group
28 Feb 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 ...
Ulster Historical Foundation Lecture Day (Special Event)
14 Mar 2015
  BIFHSGO is pleased to present the following day of lectures day by the Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF). The morning is free and is presented ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
21 Mar 2015
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
21 Mar 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 ...
DNA 101
11 Apr 2015
  Had your DNA done and still don't quite understand the results? Bill Arthurs will offer an understandable explanation of DNA for Genealogy, starting ...
Sussex County, England
11 Apr 2015
  Christine Jackson, John Sayers and Jane Down will jointly host a Discovery Table on Sussex County. They will all bring in items of interest, ...
My Ancestors were all “Ag Labs” — or were they?
11 Apr 2015
  When Christine Jackson started researching her maternal grandmother’s family in West Sussex nearly 40 years ago, she had to use conventional tools on-site ...

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20 years available online

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