Members Login

GSV Library Catalogue 

Search now if you are an experienced user

How to Search the Library Catalogue

Type in one or more words in the boxes for one or more of the categories as listed below.

TOPIC searches titles and subjects.

AUTHOR searches authors, compilers, editors etc.

CALL NUMBER searches for Dewey Decimal system numbers, microfiche, microfilm, computer, Internet, podcast, map, article etc.


    • Be specific.
    • Frequently one word in one box is sufficient eg surname or name of village or town.
    • Use an asterisk (*) to include all word endings eg cemet* for cemetery or cemeteries.
    • Use quote marks for a phrase eg "History of Ballarat"
    • It is possible to refine a search by clicking on the boxes to the left of the chosen field to display OR or NOT. Boolean searches are also available within the chosen field. Use OR for an alternative eg Ballarat OR Bendigo. Use space and hyphen [ -] for NOT eg Ballaret -gold

Catalogue (Guests)

Members to use the full catalogue please login first

Upcoming Events

Tue 28 Apr @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM
findmypast™ & other commercial databases online
Thu 30 Apr @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM
The Lost Irish - 3 million names in Southern Ireland - Joy Roy FGSV
Thu 30 Apr @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM
ScotlandsPeople™ online
Sat 02 May @ 01.30PM- 03.30PM
Descendants of Convicts
Tue 05 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM
The National Archives (UK) online
Wed 06 May @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM
Starting Family History
Wed 06 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM
GSV Writers Circle
Wed 06 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM
National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
Thu 07 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM
FamilySearch™ online