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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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
Map Image
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
Emma Pearson nee Rowden
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
Opera glasses
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
DNA and GSV logo
3 February 2022
Would DNA help solve that Brick wall? Our online program, Using DNA for Family History, starts again on Tuesday March 29. Find out how to understand your... Read More
19 January 2022
Apologies if you received a garbled copy of this! --------- A busy few weeks ahead Zoom talks start again this week. It looks like being a busy month with... Read More
18 January 2022
A busy few weeks ahead Zoom talks start again this week. It looks like being a busy month with eight events in this later part of January. Meg Bate kicks off... Read More
Life is just a bowl of...
26 December 2021
Hope you all had a good one despite everything!! And you know what this means! It is soon time for New Year Resolutions! And it is easier this year - DON'T... Read More
Cartouche of Ramesses III
20 December 2021
A muddle of middle names I have always been intrigued about my maternal grandmother's middle names that seemed to indicate possible northern European links,... Read More
British Midlands counties (Morwen at English Wikipedia CCA BY-SA 3.0)
11 December 2021
If you have ancestors from the British Midlands and might be interested in forming a Discussion Circle to share your interest, join us this coming Wednesday.... Read More
Florence Chefik Bey (born Winter-Irving)
4 December 2021
Round off an interesting year, with these family-history attractions in December - before you collapse into Christmas and holiday mode.   ATTEND A... Read More