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.


The GSV is open.  For opening times click here.

When will the 1921 Census be released online? - Help and FAQs |  findmypast.co.uk

FindMyPast has spent many years digitising and transcribing this unique snapshot of our recent history and is releasing the census on 6th January 2022.  The presentation will provide, along with the historical context, tips for effective searching and using it to trace elusive relatives.   Presented by: Mary McKee, the Head of Content Publishing Operations at FindMyPast.   24th January 8 to 9pm via Zoom

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This talk will discuss the 1836 Tithe Commutation Act which required tithes in kind to be converted to monetary payments. The resultant records and maps are a valuable resource to assist help learn about the places that your ancestors lived and worked.

Presented by David Down
20th January  10.30 to 11.30am via Zoom

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.