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New videos on YouTube from two genealogical societies — one Canadian and one American

A big shout out to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) and the Dallas Genealogical Society who have each posted a recent presentation to their YouTube channel that was delivered at their monthly meeting. England and … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO’s monthly meetings to become hybrid — in person and online

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) had good news yesterday for those of us who can’t make it to Ottawa for their free monthly meetings — and good news for those who live in Ottawa. Beginning … Continue reading

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Savoir fair — BIFHSGO launches new website

At its virtual monthly meeting yesterday, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) officially unveiled its new website that replaces the one they’d had for more than 10 years. When BIFHSGO learned last December that the small … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — June 5, 2021

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. BlogsCelebrating 150 Years of the Royal Canadian Artillery by Patricia Greber on My Genealogy Life. No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station by Paul Chiddicks on The Chiddicks Family Tree. British Columbia Ancestors: Medical Life … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO to hold two virtual open houses Wednesday and Friday — and it’s BYOB (bring your own beverage)

One of the things genealogists miss during the current pandemic is getting together with genealogists. We can attend a virtual event, but we miss out on getting together with old friends and making new ones. The British Isles family History … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO creates Ontario Home Child photo database

Early this morning, the British Isles Family History Society (BIFHSGO) launched the Father Hudson’s Photos database, containing 146 photos of homeless English children who were brought to Ontario between 1908 and 1936. Fr. Hudson, who was a parish priest in … Continue reading

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British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa announces 2020 conference and issues call for proposals

Mark your calendar. The people who organize one of my favourite conferences yesterday announced at their monthly meeting the dates of their 2020 conference. The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) announced it will hold its 26th … Continue reading

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Registration opens today for BIFHSGO’s 25th annual family history conference in Ottawa

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) today opened registration for its 25th annual family history conference to be held from September 27 to 29, 2019 at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa, Ontario. Speakers from Canada, England … Continue reading

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New database of 1,834 British children evacuated to Canada during WWII

In 1940 with Britain under attack, affluent parents who were concerned about the safety of their children had them evacuated them to Canada. Some of the children were sent to relatives, and others arrived in organized parties from companies and schools. … Continue reading

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Join me at Ottawa’s ‘Discover Your Roots Day’ for free presentations, consultations, and exhibits

For the second year in a row, the Ottawa Public Library at the Nepean Centrepoint branch will host Discover Your Roots Day, a free genealogy and local history fair for anyone interested in exploring their family history, from beginners to … Continue reading

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