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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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13 November 2019
CORRECTION to earlier post on 'E partimmo' The coming talk on Saturday 15 November - 'E partimmo. We left' - at GSV International Settlers Group is, of course... Read More
13 November 2019
Mary Anne Gourley tells this research story from the GSV's British India Discussion Circle, of the return of two young boys from India to England in 1857.  ... Read More
11 November 2019
    The International Settlers Group invites all GSV members to a talk given by Angela Scarino and Antonio Mercurio. Their book - E Partimmo. We left- tells... Read More
2 November 2019
  An exciting event has been added to the GSV’s calendar. On 15 November Dr Richard Broome, the President of the Royal Historical Society, will talk about his... Read More
20 October 2019
    Many families arrange get-togethers of their descendants, but next Sunday there is a gathering with a difference.    180 years later descendants of ... Read More
17 October 2019
    When you start researching the lives of ancestors during the Great War you may become embroiled in the complex history of the 'Eastern Question' and the... Read More
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