Welcome to the GSV

Welcome to the GSV

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Discover a world of family history at the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) and be part of a community of members, staff and volunteers dedicated to promoting and assisting family history research.

Find out about joining our society to obtain access to our collections, webinars and research services. Benefit from a wide range of supportive special interest groups, workshops, classes and knowledgeable individuals. Check out our opening times.



Want to avoid the shopping crowds this year? Why not buy a Gift Certificate for a friend or relative from the GSV. It’s an opportunity for you to introduce them to the joys of family history research.

The certificate will be for 12 months membership to the GSV for the special price of $105.00.  

We are re-opening  the Research Centre from 30th November, Tuesday-to-Friday and some Saturdays. 

Melbourne Socialite

The real-life story of Melbourne socialite Florence Winter-Irving, who in 1913 London secretly marries a handsome young diplomat from the Turkish Embassy.  It sounds like a plot line from the hit British period drama Downton Abbey.

Presented by Patrick Ferry and Janan Greer via Zoom.

9th December 10.30am to 12.00pm

Visitor E-Pass

The GSV Visitor E-Pass gives you access to a huge range of genealogy resources for a short period (6 hours) from your own home at an affordable price. Normally priced at $20.00, you can buy a Visitor E-Pass at the special introductory price of just $10.00.

Please note that if you are a GSV Member, you do not need to buy a Visitor E-Pass because you already have access to these resources (and more).

New webcasts now available uploaded 1 Sept 2021

GSV Members can watch and listen to over 200 presentations of talks on a wide variety of topics specifically for family historians. All webcasts located via GSV catalogue.