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

Special Interest Groups


 
BIFHSGO Writing Group
 
This group is open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our readings.
 
Meetings are held on the Saturdays after the monthly BIFHSGO meetings and run from about 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 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, contact queries@bifhsgo.ca, attention Carol Annett.
 

 
BIFHSGO Scottish Genealogy Group
 
Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? BIFHGSO's Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of our members 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 experts alike, learn from and encourage each other.
 
Meetings are held Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
  • October 17, 2015
  • November 21, 2015
  • January 23, 2016
  • February 20, 2016
  • March 19, 2016
  • April 16, 2016
  • May 28, 2016
  • June 18, 2016
  • September 24, 2016
  • October 22, 2016
  • November 19, 2016
Room 226
100 Tallwood Drive
(southwest corner of the intersection of Meadowlands Drive and Woodroffe Avenue)
 
Visit the links page to find information about Scottish research.
 
View the BIFHSGO research aid for Scotland for a list of books and other resources available in our library. 
 

 
BIFHSGO DNA Interest Group
 
The DNA Interest Group meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings.
  • February 6, 2016
  • April 2, 2016
  • July 2, 2016
  • August 6, 2016
  • October 1, 2016
Room 115 (ground floor)
100 Tallwood Drive
(southwest corner of the intersection of Meadowlands Drive and Woodroffe Avenue)
 
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 Interest Group section for more information and links.
 

 
Irish Research Group

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.
 

 
Wholly Genes Ottawa TMG Users Group

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.