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British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

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Selection of Genealogy Program and Services

The presentation will discuss one’s genealogy objectives and the benefits of building a family tree online, or on a personal computer (PC). Web sites and PC genealogy programs will be reviewed, both for standalone or synchronized use. Autosomal DNA testing is very useful to extend your family tree or confirm branches where limited source information […]

The Diary Project: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa


An old diary that begins in 1862, is passed down through three generations and sparks a scavenger hunt. Who wrote the diary and why was it a cherished family heirloom?  How do you read the handwriting?  Without living family members or any context, how do you tackle such a project? This talk will show how […]

Great Moments in Genealogy

Solving a 100-year-old mystery using DNA The identity of Jennifer Hill’s paternal grandfather was a family mystery so she decided to use her DNA results to try and find out who he was. Jennifer will talk about the steps she took to solve the mystery in the 100th anniversary year of her father’s birth. Jennifer […]

BIFHSGO 2022 Fall Conference

The BIFHSGO 2022 Fall Conference, focusing on "England and Wales: at home and on the move" will be held from 28 September to 2 October 2022. You can explore English and Welsh ancestry and UK/international migration with 12 international experts giving presentations over four days. As well, there will be three Connect sessions where you […]

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