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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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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
15 June 2019
    The eight discussion circles convened by the GSV include one on South West England (SWERD) and a new one for Victoria and Tasmania. These Discussion... Read More
8 June 2019
Member Society Report 2019 By Michael Rumpff, GSV Councillor On Saturday May 25, the Genealogical Society Victoria played host to our Member Societies with... Read More
3 June 2019
by Martin Playne   Victorian readers will be well aware of Bendigo and Ballarat as rich goldfields, but for most Hill End will ring no bells. But, between... Read More
22 May 2019
  Two interesting presentations are coming up at the GSV. On 13 June there is a video presentation on 'Cold cases: brickwall strategies'and you should... Read More
20 April 2019
April 2019 - but still endless summer! Or maybe autumn is coming with leaves finally changing colour.   We are changing how this blog, Family History... Read More
1 February 2019
A search of the internet for family history software will give you a multitude of programs to choose from. Do some research before you decide on the best... Read More
4 January 2019
Happy 2019 New Year to all family historians and blog followers! I see we have reached over 100 posts to this blog and I hope you have found them informative... Read More
31 March 2017
How to use Evernote for Genealogy: A step-by-step guide to organise your research and boost your genealogy productivity Author: Kerry Scott Publisher: Family... Read More