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...
 


Monthly Meeting - May 9

 
The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean (Ottawa), Ontario
9:00 a.m.
Before BIFHSGO Education Talk — Brian Glenn and Kathy Wallace will explain how to access the Members section of our website.
9:30 a.m.
Discovery Tables — Dave Cross will host a Discovery Table on Devon County. 
10:00 a.m.
Invisible but Audible: Postwar English Immigrants in Canada — Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson will talk about the findings in their new book about English-born immigrants who settled in Canada in the 30 years after the end of WWII.
 
Open to members and visitors. Free admission and parking.
 
More information about these presentations is available in our Meetings section. A suggested reading list related to this meeting is available in the Library section.

Conference 2015

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


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.


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Online Donations

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


Upcoming
Member Access to the BIFHSGO website
09 May 2015
  Brian Glenn and Kathy Wallace will demonstrate a variety of functions of the BIFHSGO website, including logging on to the Members Only section; changing ...
Invisible but Audible: Postwar English Immigrants in Canada
09 May 2015
  Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson will talk about the findings in their new book about English-born immigrants who settled in Canada in the ...
BIFHSGO Writing Group
09 May 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 ...
Scottish Genealogy Group
23 May 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 ...
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 ...
Genealogy at the Ottawa Public Library
13 Jun 2015
Patricia Barlosky, Genealogy Librarian at the Neapean 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 relating to an area of Northhamptonshire, which she is willing to share with us.  The map is based on ...

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Featuring
20 years available online

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

Women's Emigration

The British Women's Emigration Association database contains the names of almost 600 women who came to Canada in the early 20th century.