Special Interest Groups

Check the calendar on our Home Page for the schedule and location of Special Interest Group meetings

  • Irish Research Group
    We meet every fourth Tuesday of the month (except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec) at 7.30 pm at  McNabb Community Centre, Craft Room, 180 Percy Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 6E5. Discussions include how and where to search your Irish roots and compiling information about Irish surnames in the Ottawa and outlying areas. Check the calendar on our home page for more details

  • Computer Group
    The Computer Special Interest Group (CSIG) is open to all interested in sharing their interest (or frustration)  in computers and genealogy. Discussions include the use of the computer in helping to search your roots.
  • Ottawa TMG User’s Group
    This self-help group focuses on The Master Genealogist (TMG), a genealogy database program sold by Wholly Genes, Inc. The group is open to everyone interested in The Master Genealogist and associated programs. Most meetings are webcast. For complete information, see this web site.
  • Scottish Genealogy Group:   Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is open to all who share these interests.  For more information, please see  https://bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=21 .
  • DNA Special Interest Group

    DNA testing and analysis has become an important and evolving factor in genealogical research. The DNA Special Interest Group meets to share experiences, information, and ideas about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. Meetings are open to BIFHSGO members and non-members. For more details and schedule of meetings please see the BIFHSGO Special Interest Groups page. The meetings are also listed on the Branch calendar on our home page.