Welcome to the GSV

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.

GSV 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. You can buy a Visitor E-Pass for just $25.00.

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).

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Victorian Seniors Festival

GSV Open Day - senior festival

As part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, the Genealogical Society of Victoria Research Centre and Library will be open for visitors on October 3rd and 17th.
Opening hours are 10:30am to 3:30pm. Guests may choose to visit for a portion or all of the day.

Our Librarians and researchers will discuss methods of researching your ancestors, introduce you to the resources of our Library and help you with your research.

Further information about what to bring will be sent to you after booking.

Annual General Meeting of the GSV


Annual General Meeting of the Genealogical Society of Victoria
Saturday 7th October 2pm to 4pm via Zoom

New webcasts available online for GSV members


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.