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Family History Matters

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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6 October 2019
The GSV congratulates the winner and runner-up of its annual Writing Prize 2019 for a family-history article. The successful entrants were announced at the... Read More
16 September 2019
This question of whether convicts were sent to the Port Phillip District (later known as Victoria) often invokes a statement that no convicts were transported... Read More
14 September 2019
Behind what may be the most famous piece of coast in the English world, lies Kent - an ancient English county jutting out in to the sea and around which many... Read More
7 September 2019
A recent report ('The fertility fraud' by Jacqueline Mroz published in The Age 24 August 2019) reminded me of the tricky questions facing the family historian... Read More
25 August 2019
At the GSV Writers Circle we often talk about the need to provide more description of the places our family members lived and worked. Many of us feel the need... Read More
19 August 2019
Hello all members (and soon-to-be members),   Even though it has been a bit wintry, we have been quite busy at the GSV. There has been a lot on, marking... Read More
12 August 2019
  First a reminder that you have ONLY 3 WEEKS TO GO TO ENTER THE GSV 2019 WRITING COMPETITION - CLOSING 30 AUGUST - (See details on our website).   And a... Read More
22 July 2019
There are lots of interesting talks planned for National Family History Month in August. Our first talk on ebooks is fully booked but after that on Thursday 1... Read More
21 July 2019
The GSV jumps into National Family History Month - with a talk about ebooks on Thursday 1 August. Be quick to book - or 'ebook' - this event!   eBooks in... Read More
14 July 2019
My teenage grandson recently quipped that: 'The Barlows have a coat of arms, you know'. He had found it on the net. It reminded me that in my early family-... Read More
7 July 2019
8 weeks to go! Enough time to finish off that family history story for the 2019 GSV Writing Priize. The closing date for entries is 4 pm on 30 AUGUST 2019. So... Read More
29 June 2019
For the first time in the 40-year operational history of the Geelong Heritage Centre, access to search more than 46,000 records in Victoria’s largest... Read More
24 June 2019
If you have Scottish ancestors (I have a Campbell) - and even if you haven't - you may have been watching The Rise of the Clans on SBS presented by that long-... Read More
22 June 2019
  Hannah Barlow (nee Rex) was admitted as a pauper to the workhouse in Kings Road, London run by the St Pancras Poor Law Union, sometime after Oliver's time... Read More
15 June 2019
    The eight discussion circles convened by the GSV include one on South West England (SWERD) and a new one for Victoria and Tasmania. These Discussion... Read More
8 June 2019
Member Society Report 2019 By Michael Rumpff, GSV Councillor On Saturday May 25, the Genealogical Society Victoria played host to our Member Societies with... Read More
3 June 2019
by Martin Playne   Victorian readers will be well aware of Bendigo and Ballarat as rich goldfields, but for most Hill End will ring no bells. But, between... Read More
22 May 2019
  Two interesting presentations are coming up at the GSV. On 13 June there is a video presentation on 'Cold cases: brickwall strategies'and you should... Read More
20 April 2019
April 2019 - but still endless summer! Or maybe autumn is coming with leaves finally changing colour.   We are changing how this blog, Family History... Read More
1 February 2019
A search of the internet for family history software will give you a multitude of programs to choose from. Do some research before you decide on the best... Read More