Welcome to the GSV

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.

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 $20.00.

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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Welcome Wodonga


The GSV Research and Education Centre will be a very busy place on Wednesday 29th March as we welcome a visit from fourteen members of the Wodonga Family History Society.  They will be with us for the afternoon.

1921 census

The March meeting will be held as a discussion circle, we'll be asking - Do you still have relatives in Scotland?  What have you found in the 1911 and 1921 Census?  John Blackwood will also present a short talk on Scotlands 1921 Census. We'll also be taking you questions on Scottish research, we are here to help.  

Join us on 18th March, from 2pm to 4pm via Zoom.


Session 1 of 10
This is an introductory session gives you the essentials for using DNA to help with your family history.
Presented by Alan Rhodes, 11am to 12.30pm, 20th March, via Zoom.

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.