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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We hope you enjoy the Blog

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7 August 2022
Each year the GSV awards a Writing Prize for family-history writing. The purpose of the Prize is: to encourage the writing of family history to provide an... Read More
26 July 2022
In the last few months the GSV has uploaded 13,028 records to our Genealogical Index of Names (GIN) database and 10,035 Records to our Milestone database.... Read More
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6 July 2022
What did you and your ancestors play with as a child? Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy will explore the history of children’s play in the twentieth century in a talk on... Read More
27 June 2022
Back in November Jackie van Bergen noticed a little paragraph and photo in the GSV eNews. She writes: Are these your ancestors? was how it started. The names... Read More
14 June 2022
We Need Your Help GSV’s membership fees are kept as low as possible, largely through the enormous number of hours given freely and willingly by many... Read More
8 June 2022
The Genealogical Society of Victoria has made available many Webcasts for members to enjoy. Below is the list that has been uploaded to our webpage from 1... Read More
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27 May 2022
Are you struggling to write your family history? Are you surrounded with paper or digital files wondering where to go next? Margaret Vines will conducting her... Read More
13 May 2022
At this meeting Clare Claydon will lead a group discussion on some useful resources for extending your knowledge of the history of India, its influence on... Read More
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29 April 2022
A Reminder to Register …… Note that this is an evening meeting (6pm-7pm) This presentation by Craig Sandy, Surveyor-General of Victoria, will be held on... Read More
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8 March 2022
How are you going in your research of the women in your family tree? Some of the discussion circles this month are talking about this, eg CONE (Counties of... Read More
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24 February 2022
The GSV has recently released a new feature which enables members to enter and display the family names and brief details of ancestors and special interest... Read More