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 the society to benefit from free genealogical resources and to access a wide range of supportive groups, workshops, discussions and knowledgeable individuals. Check out our opening times.


Improving our digital communications will help all GSV members no matter where you are.

Public Record Office Victoria, Attraction, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This talk will also include an introduction to keyword searching of the main catalogue and how to browse some of the main digital collections.  

Do you have ancestors who arrived in Victoria before in 1st July 1851?  Find out what the group does and how to check if your ancestor arrived before Victoria was Victoria.

Presented by Stuart Hamilton via Zoom

8th July 11.00am to 12.00pm

Explore the Chromosome Browsers from sites such as My Heritage, Gedmatch and Family Tree DNA.

Presented by Alan Rhodes via Zoom

22nd June

11.00am to 12.30pm

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Extending knowledge through family history courses

Presented by David Down who will review Australain and overseas courses in family history.

To be held via Zoom

18th June 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Explore the availability and access of BDM around Australia

Presented by Rod Armstrong via Zoom

16th June 2.30pm to 3.30pm

GSV Members can watch and listen to nearly 200 presentations of talks on a wide variety of topics specifically for family historians. These contain expert advice on research topics such as using Scottish records or finding wills. All webcasts located via GSV catalogue.

Date last updated: 08 April 2021 @ 13:02