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

Special Interest Groups

 
Join us for enthusiastic discussions on researching ancestors in British Colonial America's 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, ​Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. 

Open to BIFHSGO members and non-members. Meeting are held Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm to 9:00 on the following dates:​​
  • January 22, 2020
  • March 25, 2020 CANCELLED
  • May 20, 2020
  • June 17, 2020 - online
  • July 29, 2020
For those interested in being added to the BCA mailing list and receiving invitations to the online meetings, please contact treasurer@bifhsgo.ca.
 
 
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. They are held the following Saturdays:​​
  • January 4, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115
  • March 7, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115
  • August 29, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (meeting will be held online)
  • October 3, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115
  • November 7, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115
City of Ottawa Archives
Room 115 (ground floor)
100 Tallwood Drive
(southwest corner of the intersection of Meadowlands Drive and Woodroffe Avenue)
 
Open to BIFHSGO members and non-members. Attendees will be required to sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor.
 
For information, contact Bill Arthurs. 
 
Visit our DNA Research Guide for more information and links.
 
 
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings, we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. We all, beginners and expe rts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Meetings are held Saturdays.
  • January 25, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115
  • February 22, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115
  • March 28, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 115 CANCELLED
  • September 19, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 226 & 228 (note room and different weekend)
  • October 24, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 115
  • November 28, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 115
City of Ottawa Archives
Room 226 unless otherwise noted
100 Tallwood Drive
(southwest corner of the intersection of Meadowlands Drive and Woodroffe Avenue)
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.
 
For more information, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Kathy McConkey.
 
 
This group is open to BIFHSGO members who would like feedback from fellow writers. Writing Group members may be working on family history stories, articles related to family history research, and memoirs; or they may be preparing a BIFHSGO presentation. Potential members can attend their first meeting without bringing a piece of work.

The Writing Group meets on the same Saturdays as the monthly BIFHSGO meetings:​

  • January 11, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • March 14, 2020 CANCELLED
  • April 11, 2020 CANCELLED
  • May 9, 2020 CANCELLED
  • June 13, 2020 CANCELLED
  • September 10, 2020 (Please note the irregular meeting time of 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • October 17, 2020
  • November 14, 2020
  • December 12, 2020

Come along to the City of Ottawa Archives, Room 228, after the regular BIFHSGO meeting is finished, any time after 11:30. Sign in at the front desk of the Archives.

Bring a packed lunch and extra copies of your work. Some people bring part of a finished piece; others bring a rough draft or a detailed outline. Each person has about 20 minutes to read and receive comments on what they have written.

Meetings run no later than 4:00 p.m.

City of Ottawa Archives
Room 228
100 Tallwood Drive
(Southwest corner of the intersection of Meadowlands Drive and Woodroffe Avenue)
 
For more information and to ask to be added to our mailing list, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.


This is a group run by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and BIFHSGO members are welcome.
 
For more information, visit the Ottawa OGS Special Interest Groups page.
 
View the BIFHSGO research aid for Northern Ireland for a list of books and other resources available in our library.
 
 

This is a self-help group for users of The Master Genealogist (TMG) that meets monthly. The agenda for each meeting includes speakers on pre-announced TMG topics, time to ask your questions, and time for socializing, with refreshments. They also circulate notes on TMG issues and demonstrate TMG at the two local genealogy conferences each year. There are no member fees, and visitors are most welcome.
 
For more information, visit the Ottawa TMG Users Group website.