Welcome to the GSV

Welcome to the GSV Blog

At this Blog - Family History Matters - you can find reports about the various activities and groups at the GSV, news about our library and resource collection, book reviews and articles of interest about family history and genealogy.  It is a way to keep in touch as a member or to discover what GSV can offer you as a soon-to-be-member.

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2 August 2020
As it's cold in August, we have arranged for you to stay home!  OK it's the not the only reason, but always look on the bright side...! It is National Family... Read More
1 August 2020
Greetings all GSV Members   We really value your continued involvement with GSV and we are working hard to bring you lots of ways of getting your... Read More
28 July 2020
Today I was sent two enormous lists of names and details resulting from a distant cousin's Y-DNA investigation. He has not much idea what it all means and I... Read More
24 July 2020
From the Keyboard of the President I am very pleased to let you know that providing the June edition of Ancestor in digital form for most members has saved... Read More
18 July 2020
  A number of the GSV Discussion Circles have now run their first get-togethers on Zoom. This month the GSV Writers conducted a writing exercise - 'Shut up... Read More
Dad's farm diaries (W.Pfeifer 2015)
13 July 2020
    If only we had time to record the stories behind all those family objects collecting dust on our shelves! Oh, I guess we have now! I re-found a silver 5... Read More
4 July 2020
History goes on at the GSV Our centre is not yet open but we have moved many of our events online so members can continue to get assistance with their family... Read More
28 June 2020
  I hope you have been getting a lot of research done in these last four months of enforced solitude (more positive than 'isolation'). So what have you done... Read More
Royal Scots Greys, Edinburgh
16 June 2020
The first online delivery of Scottish Assistance day last month was booked within the day, as was its overflow session.   So be quick for this one on... Read More
6 June 2020
To the GSV Fundraiser Campaign donors and all our wonderful members   Thank you so much for your wonderful support, your generosity has been quite... Read More
5 June 2020
  Our GSV Writers Circle met this week by Zoom. In theory all this isolation has been useful for writers - no distractions, except grandchildren, concerns... Read More
2 June 2020
  GSV opens its Fundraiser Campaign 'Help us Keep Making History'   This month we launch a call for donations, to help us cover our operating costs in... Read More
Workers at Kodak ready for the INHALATORIUM, 1919
31 May 2020
Just as so much of our family history resource material is now online, so the GSV has been using these 'distancing' times to develop its online delivery of... Read More
21 May 2020
This week is National Volunteer Week and we would like to recognise, applaud and celebrate the great work our volunteers do at GSV.   There would be no GSV... Read More
Smallpox in Melbourne, 'Illustrated Australian News' 3 Sept 1884 (SLV Access IAN03/09/84/133)
18 May 2020
  I see that in 1897 in the Bendigo City Court my great grandfather was one of six men charged by Mounted Constable Lysaght with having neglected to vaccinate... Read More
5 May 2020
No need to stop your family history research. We have moved our Scottish Assistance service online for 21 May. With the GSV education centre being closed... Read More
Castlemaine Gaol, Vic (Photo. W. Barlow)
23 April 2020
In the present COVID-19 emergency it has been interesting to see how we have reacted to new regulations and the evolution of social constraints. Very quickly... Read More
St James, Haslingden, Lancs UK. Courtesy Google Street View 2009.
11 April 2020
This week I decided to go for a trip and visit the church of St James* in Haslingden Lancashire. I had been finding lots of records of Barnes family in the... Read More
4 April 2020
STOP PRESS (can I have that with a blog?)   Discounted certificates for the months of April and May Due to the success of our March offer for family... Read More
Photo courtesy J. Watson, 2020
28 March 2020
  Our recent Melba story triggered a family memory from one reader and another related how 'Sands & McDougall' is still giving support to their online... Read More

Date last updated: 02 February 2020 @ 15:28