British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

DNA Interest Group

 
DNA — our natural source of genealogical information
 
We inherit our DNA from our biological parents. By comparing our DNA with that of others we can find, confirm, or disprove relationships. By comparing our DNA with that of homogenous groups we can gain insight into ethnic ancestry.

Our DNA Interest Group meets quarterly at the City of Ottawa Central Archives to share experiences, information, and ideas about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. We invite BIFHSGO members and non-members to join us.
 
Visit the Meetings page to learn about the date of our next meeting. For more information, please contact us at queries@bifhsgo.ca.
 
Resources
DNA Interest Group Presentation Handouts
An Introduction to Gender DNA – mt, x and y by Shirley Monkhouse
July 2, 2016
 
Books in the BIFHSGO Library
Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project. The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past, Spenser Wells
Forensic Genealogy, Colleen Fitzpatrick
Trace Your Roots with DNA, Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner
 
Browse our online catalogue for more books about DNA and genealogy research.
  
Other Books We Recommend
For those developing an interest in the application of DNA to genealogical research.
Double Helix, James D. Watson
Genetics for Dummies, Tara Rodden Robinson
Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes
 
For those interested in DNA technology.
DNA and Social Networking, Debbie Kennett
 
A more comprehensive list of books is available on the International Society of Genetic Genealogy's Wiki.
 
Online Resources
Websites
Blogs
DNAeXplained — Genetic Genealogy
The Genetic Genealogist
The Legal Genealogist
Your Genetic Genealogist


Videos
DNA - Brick Wall Buster?
Genetic Genealogy Ireland offers several videos.

Videos are also available on the International Society of Genetic Genealogy's Wiki.
 
Resources from BIFHSGO's DNA Interest Group Meetings
I Took a DNA Test – Now What Do I Do? Handout by Shirley Monkhouse, January 7, 2017
I Took a DNA Test – Now What Do I Do? List of resources compiled by Shirley Monkhouse, January 7, 2017
DNA and Adoption Websites Compiled by Shirley Monkhouse, January 7, 2017
So You Decided to Do a DNA Test! Report presented by Shirely Monkhouse, January 7, 2017