The Society's award winning journal, Ancestor, is published quarterly and is mailed to all members of the Society. Digital (PDF) and flipbook editions are also made available in the Members Area of this website.
Winner of Elizabeth Simpson Award 1980/81, 1986/87, 1987/88 & 2011
Winner of the Nick Vine Hall Award 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021
Ancestor subscriptions and individual copies may be purchased .
Regular features that appear in Ancestor:
What's on at the GSV
Details of GSV Talks, Classes, Courses and Seminars held in the Society Meeting Room. Includes a calendar of events.
A topic of interest to assist you with your research at the GSV, by our Research Manager.
Articles not previously published, with a family history theme, of interest to readers
Recent Additions to the Library
A list of material added to the Library since the last Ancestor.
Jottings from the Journals
Articles and information from various Societies' publications that may be of interest to members, by our Research Manager.
Around the Groups and Cricles
News and information about our Discussion circles, Service groups and Member Societies associated with the GSV.
From the Pen of the President
An update on the Society from our President.
Selected books are reviewed.
Getting it Write
Information and help from the GSV Writers Circle.
Blogging with Meg
Reviews & notes about various blog articles or interest.
News from Public Record Office Victoria
Update of happenings at PROV.
News from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Highlighting some of the RHSV resources
Update of happenings at the Genealogical Society of Victoria
Ancestor Journal Search
GSV Members can now search online all articles that have appeared in Ancestor in the GSV catalogue. Search by Author, Title, subject or date by first logging in to the Members Area of this website.