Special Interest Groups
BIFHSGO has a number of Special Interest Groups which are, for the most part, open to the public. Information about, and contacts for, the SIGs are below. Also, check the Events page and the online calendar for upcoming meetings.
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.
The group is open to both BIFHSGO members and non-members. Meetings will be held online until further notice. Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. once a month. Check the "Events page" for upcoming meetings.
For those interested in being added to the BCA mailing list and receiving invitations to the online meetings, please contact the Coordinator.
The DNA SIG meets six times a year at the City of Ottawa Central Archives (in normal times) or on Zoom 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.
Contact Susan Courage to receive notifications.
This is a group run by the Ottawa Branch of Ontario Ancestors and meetings are open to the public free of charge. For more information, visit the Ottawa OGS Special Interest Groups page.
The Irish Research Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month (except December and June to August) to discuss all aspects of Irish genealogy and Irish family history: archives, books, databases, websites, courses, conferences, DNA, etc. Meetings are held in Conference Room C, McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy Street, Ottawa from 7 p.m - 9 p.m. Attendees discuss the progress they are making in their own research or ask the group for strategies in overcoming brick walls. From time to time, guest speakers are invited to present on the life of Irish immigrants to Canada or on specific aspects of Irish genealogy.
View the BIFHSGO Library and Book Lists page for documents available in the branch's library.
This Special Interest Group focuses on researching ancestors in London, England. Meetings, which will be online until further notice, are on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.
Members discuss research interests for their London ancestors, share information and links to useful sites. For some meetings, a member will prepare a short online presentation on a detailed topic from their research. More general discussions take place during breakout groups, based on a suggested theme for that month.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the London SIG coordinator.