Special Interest Groups

  • Irish Research Group
    The Irish Research Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month (except Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec) at 7.00 pm at McNabb Community Centre, Meeting Room C, 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. Open to the general public. Check our Events calendar for more details.

  • Ottawa TMG User’s Group
    The Ottawa TMG Users Group has been started in Ottawa. 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 meetings are webcast. For complete information, see this web site.

  • DNA Tools Workshop (next session tbd)

The workshop will start after our regular monthly presentation.. It will focus on Genealogical DNA Analysis Tool (GDAT), the replacement for Genome Mate Pro (GMP), which  is a key tool for DNA research. Sessions will also include how to do both visual phasing (chromosome mapping) as well as actual phasing of your raw DNA files into maternal/paternal kits etc. to use in reconstructing common ancestors etc. Check the calendar at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/ for updates.


For information on BIFHSGO SIGs, go to https://www.bifhsgo.ca/special-interest-groups