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Membership of the GSV

Membership is available upon application. (Membership costs). Please note that is takes 3-5 working days for membership to be processed.

Categories include:

  • Single membership
  • Joint membership (two people living at the same address)
  • Triple membership (three people living at same address)
  • 18-25 year olds membership - next generation genies
  • Member Society

Both Australian and overseas categories are available

Visit our secure online shop

Download and complete the membership application

For 18-25 year olds, complete the online Contact Membership 18-25 form.

In addition to these Membership categories, the GSV also offers Subscriptions to our journal Ancestor and Day Visitor passes.


The Society's award winning journal Ancestor

  • Four issues per year mailed to your address.
  • Free publication of your surname query (one per year)
  • Details of genealogical events.
  • Wide variety of articles of genealogical interest.


  • Extensive list of publications for purchase including microfiche, software & CDs.
  • Discounts on full price bookshop merchandise (10%)

Visit our secure online shop

Research Consultancy Service

  • Specialist consultations by appointment.
  • Free research up to two hours per year for members resident beyond 100 km.
  • Unable to visit the GSV? Use our professional Research Services.


  • Free Computer classes for members
  • Free Talks
  • Substantial discounts on seminars, lectures and educational programs.

Special Interest Groups

Free participation in Discussion Circles and Genealogical Service Groups including the Irish Ancestry Group, the International Settlers Group and the Scottish Ancestry Group

Upcoming Events

Tue 31 May 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
ScotlandsPeople™ online
Wed 01 Jun 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM
Starting Family History
Wed 01 Jun 16 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM
GSV Writers Circle
Thu 02 Jun 16 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM
Policing Colonial Victoria - Stuart Duff
Thu 02 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
FamilySearch™ online
Tue 07 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
The National Archives (UK) online
Wed 08 Jun 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM
DNA Discussion Circle
Wed 08 Jun 16 @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM
South West England Research & Discussion Circle
Thu 09 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
GSV library catalogue & databases - tips
Mon 13 Jun 16 @
Closed - Public Holiday
Tue 14 Jun 16 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM
Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle
Tue 14 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
Australian BDM indexes via Digger ™ and online
Wed 15 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
Thu 16 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
Internet for genealogy: an introduction
Sat 18 Jun 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM
Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics