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.

During lockdown number five we will be closed.  Please watch this space for news on when we will be reopening.

Keep safe and enjoy more genealogy research time from home.


What is the difference between 'Scotch' and 'Scottish'?

Free for Members and Non-Members.

This one hour class on the ScotlandsPeople website will explore what's on the website, how to register as a user, buy credits, obtain certificates, as well as advice on researching the site.

Presented by John Blackwood via Zoom.

31st August 11am to 12pm.

Starting Family History On Line

A planned approach to starting your family history. Searching, recording, staying on track, avoiding the pitfalls ... there is much to learn from our experienced researchers. We highly recommend this session. 

19th August 7.30pm to 8.30pm via Zoom

DNA Painter Part 2

This session is a follow on from DNA Painter part 1 held on the 13th July.  

National Archives of Australia | LinkedIn

Learn about the key family history resources at the NAA, including immigration and defence records plus some more obscure records. 

Presented by - Patrick Ferry

12th August 10.30 - 11.30, to be held via Zoom.


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