Special Interest Groups

Irish SIG

They are delving extensively into different genealogical topics regarding Irish genealogy, such as strategies to find an ancestor’s townland, genealogy resources in Ireland, and educational webinars and workshops specific to Irish genealogy research. They have met since the SIGs Update began last summer and, while they have been meeting for an hour at a time, they are looking to possibly extend their time.

Computer SIG

They have met once a month since September to help address everybody’s computer needs. One of the areas that they have focused a lot of attention on is organizing files on your computer. Heading into the second year of this group, they are figuring out how to best address these topics while taking into account of the individual members’ computer knowledge.

German/Czech SIG

This group explores different online databases regarding their genealogical searches, such as PERSI through the Allen County Public Library and Find My Past.

Brick Wall SIG

This group has been hard at work breaking down the brick walls that trouble the different members of the group. They are ready to
take on more challenges if you have them.


They have used many great resources to help them navigate DNA genealogy. They recently went into learning about DNA Painter by listening to Blaine Bettinger’s video. This group is looking for a new leader, so if you are ready to take charge of this, let us know!!

Old Colonials SIG

The group focuses on Colonial America and Canada from 1650-1800 and each meeting has a “theme” for each of our meetings, and people come prepared to share what each of us knows: Early handwriting; researching in Massachusetts, researching in Connecticut; colonials carried captive to Canada during the French/Indian wars; Revolutionary war soldiers and spies; Valley Forge.

Questions?  Please contact outreach@dcags.org.

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