Welcome to the GSV

Welcome to the GSV Blog

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the Genealogical Society of Victoria currently stands, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, their Elders past and present, and those young people destined to become leaders.

At this Blog - Family History Matters - you can find news and reports of the activities of the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) and articles of interest about family history and genealogy. 

Members can keep in touch and visitors can discover what the GSV offers.

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We hope you enjoy the Blog and that it stimulates you to find and tell your own family stories.

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24 September 2021
Have a look at these! I know you are still working hard from the comfort of your home office, so the nearly 200 webcasts created by the GSV are a great way to... Read More
10 September 2021
Thinking about becoming a GSV Member? Try our Visitor E-Pass with the special introductory price of just $10 The Visitor E-pass gives you 6 hours online at... Read More
25 August 2021
  To celebrate National Family History Month August 2021, there are prizes in a draw for lucky winners - if you enter by next Monday 30 August.  ... Read More
20 August 2021
  Next Thursday 26 August at 7pm, author Martin Playne will present this talk to the GSV's Victoria and Tasmania Discussion Circle. This talk is free for... Read More
People. Manly Beach 2014
17 August 2021
In the past week we completed the Census. Since 2001—after lobbying by family historians—we can choose to have our own responses kept by the National Archive (... Read More
4 August 2021
It has just been announced by AFFHO that the GSV's Ancestor journal has won the 2021 Nick Vine Hall Award for the best family history journal/newsletter in... Read More
3 August 2021
    Member Societies Showcase    Gisborne Genealogical Group Inc   Dreaming of things to do once lockdown is over? How about participating in the... Read More
Wall map, Museum of Australia (photo: L. Wilson)
23 July 2021
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the Genealogical Society of Victoria currently stands, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation,... Read More
16 July 2021
The significant underfunding of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) affecting their capacity to digitise their unique holdings, has received a large... Read More
24 June 2021
Dear GSV Members There has been a lot happening in the world of genealogy. Our online connectness continues to expand and it was interesting to see our... Read More
20 June 2021
  The GSV Ancestor Edit Team was recently asked about the ownership of letters in a deceased person's estate: 'Does anyone know who these belong to?'   ... Read More
9 June 2021
How can you write your family history with the least amount of writing? Recently the GSV Writers discussed forms of 'text-light' media for telling our stories... Read More
2 June 2021
The June 2021 edition of the GSV's award-winning quarterly journal Ancestor is now out.   Digital editions in flipbook and a PDF are now on our website for... Read More
30 May 2021
Do you ever want to ask a quick question arising from your family history research and see if someone knows the answer?    The GSV launched its... Read More
16 May 2021
This week is National Volunteer Week 17-23 May 2021 and we would like to recognise, applaud and celebrate the great work OUR volunteers do at GSV.    There... Read More
13 May 2021
    Clothing has much to teach the genealogist.   We may have a treasure trove of photos, drawings or paintings depicting ancestors in a variety of modes... Read More
8 May 2021
  Researching European family history can present new challenges. Not only are there different languages to understand, but there can be subsequent problems... Read More
28 April 2021
      ‘A Most Undesirable Woman’ - Writing about the Criminalisation of Poverty   Zoom talk by Kristy Love 7.00 pm 6 May 2021   Free to GSV members... Read More
10 April 2021
More books about women's stories   We had a good response to our list of books about women's stories. So another list prepared by Penny Mercer for our GSV... Read More
Lucrezia Borgia, Dosso Dossi, NGV
10 April 2021
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words.   This coming week on 15 April the GSV is very pleased to host a talk by Carl Villis of NGV about... Read More

Date last updated: 18 September 2021 @ 17:51