Family History Matters 
 The blog of 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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7 June 2023
Having trouble find information about the death of your ancestor in Australia? Have you consulted all possible sources of information? Come along to our Zoom… Read more
18 May 2023
This week is National Volunteer Week and I take this opportunity to thank our wonderful GSV volunteers for all they do for our Society and members. We have… Read more
17 May 2023
Do you have entries on your family tree that, to quote Genealogist Stewart Blandon Traiman, "raise a rainbow flag"? Do you suspect that a spinster aunt might… Read more
16 May 2023
GSV has emerged from the pandemic lockdown period and the Society, our staff and volunteers continue working for the benefit of you and all our members. Our… Read more
9 May 2023
As the repository of Victorian Local and State Government records, the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) has accumulated over 100km worth of records.… Read more
27 April 2023
Did you know that the following words have something in common? Bungalow, thug, yoga, bangle, shampoo. They are all words that came into common English usage… Read more
25 April 2023
We have a real treat in store for the VicTas discussion circle on Thursday 27 April at 7.30pm. Dr Michele Matthews, M.A., Dip. Ed., member of PHAV & Tas… Read more
12 April 2023
As ANZAC Day draws near your thoughts may turn to finding information about your ancestors who served in, or experienced, war as part of the British… Read more
28 March 2023
Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the Family History Tools & Tips Discussion Circle. Somewhat a blend of The Good Oil and GSV classes, FHT&T… Read more
16 March 2023
The Ancestor editorial team has been trialling the use of shortened URLs for webpage addresses in the regular ‘Blogging with Meg’ feature for the Sep 2022, Dec… Read more

Last updated on 18 Sep 2021 @ 5:51 pm by 25343