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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16 March 2023
The Ancestor editorial team has been trialling the use of shortened URLs for webpage addresses in the regular ‘Blogging with Meg’ feature for the Sep 2022, Dec... Read More
7 March 2023
An Anzac Day ceremony will take place on 25 April 2023 at the War Cemetery in Belgrade where twenty-seven Australians servicemen from World War Two are buried... Read More
6 March 2023
GSV online talks on using DNA in your family history are starting on Monday 20 March. The first session starts with the basics of using DNA and requires no... Read More
23 February 2023
The topic for the GSV Writers Circle meeting next week is Oral History. It seems to be a hot topic at the moment, cropping up in many other discussion circles... Read More
10 February 2023
Are you aware that the funding for TROVE is seriously under threat? Where would our research in Australia be without TROVE? GSV will be sending a response to... Read More
7 February 2023
A big welcome to GSV’s newly appointed Library and Resources Manager, Rebecca Landy. Rebecca started with us on 7 February and she is sharing the management... Read More
5 February 2023
At the next meeting of the GSV British India Discussion Circle to be held on Tuesday 21 February, starting at 7.30 pm, Clare Claydon will be presenting a short... Read More
31 January 2023
GSV’s very popular Zoom sessions ‘DNA and Family History’ are starting again in March 2023. The sessions will help you use DNA with your family history.... Read More
23 January 2023
Talk - How I Manage My DNA Matches in Family Tree Maker by David Stephen – Thursday 9 February 2023 at 10.30 am by Zoom. DNA is a powerful tool to help with... Read More
17 January 2023
A free trial British Library Newspapers: Part VI: Ireland has been set up for members of the GSV until 03 February 2023. British Library Newspapers: Part VI:... Read More
16 December 2022
As Christmas approaches, the thoughts of many of us turn to giving – to our families, important causes and to supporting activities which interest us. We hope... Read More
10 December 2022
About the Genealogical Society of Victoria The Genealogical Society of Victoria is a leading Australian family history society and exists to assist members in... Read More
16 November 2022
Join the International Settlers Group on Saturday 19th November at 1pm on Zoom. Maria Picyk is going to talk about her enforced overseas adventure and all the... Read More
31 October 2022
Our next meeting is by Zoom on Friday 4 November, 1:30 to 3:00pm.   Women in the English Civil War (the presentation delayed from September) will open this... Read More
28 October 2022
I never miss an opportunity to collect family stories. A couple of years ago I was with my parents near Melbourne Cup time. My grandfather owned a large... Read More
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6 October 2022
Jenny Redman will lead a discussion on 20 Oct at 1.30pm: DNA testing and your Family History: Why, How and When. She will look at how DNA testing can help you... Read More
4 October 2022
An invaluable resource: Off the Drawing Board Patrick Ferry, a GSV favourite, returns to tell us about a little-known collection held by the National Archives... Read More