Welcome to the GSV

Welcome to the GSV Blog

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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14 January 2021
Did the circumstances of 2020 focus you on your family history research? Or maybe, instead you turned to cooking and walking just to get out.    Certainly... Read More
22 December 2020
  A TALE OF PAST EVENTS The arrival of "La Grippe" - the 1889 'Russian influenza' of Europe and America - was reported in Australia and New Zealand in 1890 (... Read More
14 December 2020
    DNA testing and the re-framing of histories and identities in contemporary society.   A research project at the University of Newcastle, Australia... Read More
7 December 2020
The latest edition of our quarterly journal 'Ancestor' has now been published. Members who have elected to receive a print edition should have received their... Read More
Cerberus crew 1878
21 November 2020
  As one outcome of my recent family history research I have now enlisted in the Navy - the Victorian Navy.   I am an Engine Room Artificer!   I have... Read More
15 November 2020
It has been great to see people back in the city this past week, all being cautious and wearing masks, as we emerge from a time when we showed that we have a... Read More
Maltese migrants arriving 1948.
9 November 2020
I recently resumed research on another of my great grandfathers - an Engine Room Artificer in the Royal Navy. I came across a baptism record possibly for his... Read More
26 October 2020
  Where has the year gone? Footy done! And not going to the Races this year! But luckily summer is coming. In Melbourne we have had to find the old picnic... Read More
19 October 2020
Churches do not feature so widely in our families today. We tend to forget the powerful part religious institutions and beliefs commonly played in the lives of... Read More
7 October 2020
I was very pleased to announce the Winner and Runner-up of this year's GSV Writing Prize at a Zoom ceremony on Saturday 3 October. The Winning Entry was 'Tom... Read More
Is this your family?
3 October 2020
Our program of Zoom events continues to expand in October. We have extended the number of participants we can accommodate in our classes and discussions as we... Read More
Shakespeare's 'hood', London c.1600 . The Agas Map.
25 September 2020
Webcasts to help you use maps for your family history research   Maps are lovely things! I have been reading The Lodger Shakespeare by Charles Nicholl in... Read More
Australians in the Spanish Civil War Memorial, Canberra
18 September 2020
Do you know descendants of Internationals who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War?   This week I have been reading a memoir 'Eric and Us' about... Read More
Goldfields dress (photo: G. Nicholas 2020)
11 September 2020
REMINDER - The September Ancestor journal is now out - and available as a Flipbook for members on the website. Log in as a Member. You will still receive a... Read More
31 August 2020
Our GSV Events come to you in September Yes, all our genealogical resources are still at the GSV's research centre in the city (shown above in case you have... Read More
The Last of the Mail Coaches at Newcastle upon Tyne (1848) by James Pollard (1792-1867)
17 August 2020
    You have just under two weeks - a week from Friday to enter the GSV Writing Prize 2020.   Last year's winner Louise Wilson painted a vivid picture of... Read More
12 August 2020
An update on accessing the GSV Collection Unfortunately our catalogue and databases are not available currently. Due to CoVID level 4 restrictions we may not... Read More
2 August 2020
As it's cold in August, we have arranged for you to stay home!  OK it's the not the only reason, but always look on the bright side...! It is National Family... Read More
1 August 2020
Greetings all GSV Members   We really value your continued involvement with GSV and we are working hard to bring you lots of ways of getting your... Read More
28 July 2020
Today I was sent two enormous lists of names and details resulting from a distant cousin's Y-DNA investigation. He has not much idea what it all means and I... Read More

Date last updated: 02 February 2020 @ 15:28