Welcome to the GSV

Welcome to the GSV Blog

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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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
5 April 2021
     Last month, for the GSV Writers discussion on 'Telling Women's Stories', some members provided lists of thought-provoking references that delve into the... Read More
Three sisters whose stories have not been told.
16 March 2021
By Claire Dunlop   At this month's GSV WRITERS discussion 'grid' on Wed 3 March we shared our thoughts around 'Telling Women's Stories'. About 25 of us... Read More
13 March 2021
Our series on DNA and family history are starting back at the beginning this month.   The first session starts on March 30 - Using DNA for Family History... Read More
8 March 2021
    The March edition of the GSV's award-winning quarterly journal Ancestor is now out. Members will receive it in hard copy by mail or can read it as a... Read More
2 March 2021
I have seen lots of family history advice about how to preserve my family photos, but what I need to do, is to get rid of them!    Some GSV members had an... Read More
25 February 2021
Great news! The GSV Centre has now moved to Level 1, 10 Queen Street, Melbourne and we are delighted with our new home.   As you can see we are still... Read More
12 February 2021
Cemeteries are fascinating archives of history and remembrance. The Brighton General Cemetery is one such place with many interesting stories associated with... Read More
2 February 2021
  Breaking news! The very popular GSV Discussion Circle - SWERD (South West England Research) - is expanding its area of interest to include Bristol and the... Read More
2 February 2021
  GSV Events in February 2021 Now that the kids are back in school - actually in school this year - we grandparents (and others) are free to catch up with... Read More
29 January 2021
  Understandably we have been focussed on virus particles lately - and the pandemics that may cut across our family histories. But now it is again time to... Read More
26 January 2021
  Our lockdown year reminded me how lucky we are to have Trove and digitised newspapers online. For those of us who fiddled with microfilm readers and... Read More

Date last updated: 02 February 2020 @ 15:28