Friday, 23 October 2009

Another best for BIFHSGO

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa was honoured again last Saturday, this time with an award for the Best Web Site by the (UK) Federation of Family History Societies.

If you haven't seen the site, at www.bifhsgo.ca have a look. Also check out the databases hosted there:

Middlemore Home Children Index (1872-1932). [Middlemore Home Children]

The ships that brought the Home Children to Canada (with references to further information held by LAC). [Home Children Voyages]

The 53 members of the Ottawa Sharpshooters, a volunteer company of the Governor General's Foot Guards, assembled in 1885 and was sent west to help suppress the North West Rebellion. [Sharpshooter Information]

An estimated 50,000 Canadians heard the thunder of guns to the south and headed that way to serve in the Union and Confederate Armies. The following database lists Canadian pensioners from both the war of 1812 and the American Civil War. [Canadian US Civil / 1812 War Pensioners]

The nominal List of Non-commissioned officers, Privates and Buglers of the Companies of Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal in December 1831. [Rideau Canal Soldiers]

The database of information on 5,189 men who served in suppressing the 1885 North-West Rebellion. [North West Rebellion].

These are in addition to the major database on Home Children compiled by BIFHSGO and hosted by Library and Archives Canada - www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/home-children/index-e.html

1 comment:

M. Diane Rogers said...

Congratulations to BIFHSGO! Well deserved.
Just one note though - the Federation of Family History Societies is international. Other Canadian groups, like the BC Genealogical Society, belong to the FFHS. A very worthwhile organization. FFHS