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The Society's award winning journal, Ancestor, is published quarterly and is mailed to all members of the Society.

Winner of Elizabeth Simpson Award 2011

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Individual copies may be purchased from the Bookshop. Ancestor subscriptions are also available. For details see Membership

Regular features that appear in Ancestor:

From the Pen of the President
An update on the Society from our President.

What's on at the GSV
Details of Thursday Talks, other talks, Courses and Seminars held in the Society Meeting Room.

Research Corner
A topic of interest to assist you with your research at the GSV, by our Research Manager.

Recent Additions to the Library
A list of material added to the Library since the last Ancestor.

Q & A with Jenny Carter
Jenny Carter answers research questions submitted by members. If you wish to ask a question Jenny can be contacted through the Society. Please send questions to Q & A, Ancestor, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000. We regret that neither Ancestor nor Jenny Carter can answer personal research questions, so please do not include SAEs.

Jottings from the Journals
Library Manager, Linley Hooper, has collected information from various publications of other Societies that may be of interest to members.

Around the Groups
News and items of interest from groups and Member Societies associated with the GSV.

Members Queries

Wish List
News on items being purchased through the Wish List. Many of the GSV's resources have been obtained through donations. As a volunteer organization we could not provide the services we do without the generosity of members. Donations of $2.00 or more to the Society's Library Fund are tax deductible.

Bookshop News
Latest items available form the Society's Bookshop.

Getting it Write
Information and help from the Family History Writers Group.

Genies on the Web
Information and site addresses regarding family history.

News from State Library Victoria
An update on what is happening at the Genealogy Centre.

News from Public Record Office Victoria
Update of happenings at PROV.

News from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Highlighting some of the RHSV resources

News from Births, Deaths, Marriages Victoria
An update on what is happening at VicHeritage and the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

GSV News
Update of happenings at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

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