British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) exists to encourage and facilitate research and its publication by people with ancestry in the British Isles whose ancestors migrated to North America and settled in Canada.

"Greater Ottawa" in the Society's name shows that the Society focus is the Ottawa River and environs, including the cities of Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec. This large land area was settled by migrants with roots in the British Isles, who began arriving 200 years ago. The Society's interest includes the places of origin of these pioneer migrants and their descendants, as well as extending to more recent immigrants from the British Isles.

BIFHSGO is a federally registered not-for-profit society which works in close cooperation with Library and Archives Canada, particularly on the joint project of indexing the names of Home Children as found in ships' passenger lists, and in the records of the Middlemore Homes

Benefits of membership include an award-winning quarterly chronicle, Anglo-Celtic Roots, ten monthly meetings held at Library and Archives Canada, and an annual Conference held in September.

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