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.

To submit a Blog Post, please contact the Blog Editor: blog@gsv.org.au

For general questions about the Blog, please contact the Blog administrator: blogadmin@gsv.org.au

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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.

To submit a Blog Post, please contact the Blog Editor: blog@gsv.org.au

For general questions about the Blog, please contact the Blog administrator: blogadmin@gsv.org.au

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10 April 2021
More books about women's stories   We had a good response to our list of books about women's stories. So another list prepared by Penny Mercer for our GSV... Read More
Lucrezia Borgia, Dosso Dossi, NGV
10 April 2021
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words.   This coming week on 15 April the GSV is very pleased to host a talk by Carl Villis of NGV about... Read More
5 April 2021
     Last month, for the GSV Writers discussion on 'Telling Women's Stories', some members provided lists of thought-provoking references that delve into the... Read More
3 April 2021
As advised in the last BLOG post the GSV is now offering books from its Collection for sale as a result of our recent move. The first selection are... Read More
1 April 2021
The GSV is in the process selling a number of ex library books that are surplus to requirements, starting with those from the Australian collection. Most are... Read More
Three sisters whose stories have not been told.
16 March 2021
By Claire Dunlop   At this month's GSV WRITERS discussion 'grid' on Wed 3 March we shared our thoughts around 'Telling Women's Stories'. About 25 of us... Read More
13 March 2021
Our series on DNA and family history are starting back at the beginning this month.   The first session starts on March 30 - Using DNA for Family History... Read More
8 March 2021
    The March edition of the GSV's award-winning quarterly journal Ancestor is now out. Members will receive it in hard copy by mail or can read it as a... Read More
2 March 2021
I have seen lots of family history advice about how to preserve my family photos, but what I need to do, is to get rid of them!    Some GSV members had an... Read More
25 February 2021
Great news! The GSV Centre has now moved to Level 1, 10 Queen Street, Melbourne and we are delighted with our new home.   As you can see we are still... Read More
12 February 2021
Cemeteries are fascinating archives of history and remembrance. The Brighton General Cemetery is one such place with many interesting stories associated with... Read More
2 February 2021
  Breaking news! The very popular GSV Discussion Circle - SWERD (South West England Research) - is expanding its area of interest to include Bristol and the... Read More
2 February 2021
  GSV Events in February 2021 Now that the kids are back in school - actually in school this year - we grandparents (and others) are free to catch up with... Read More
29 January 2021
  Understandably we have been focussed on virus particles lately - and the pandemics that may cut across our family histories. But now it is again time to... Read More
26 January 2021
  Our lockdown year reminded me how lucky we are to have Trove and digitised newspapers online. For those of us who fiddled with microfilm readers and... Read More
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

Date last updated: 02 February 2020 @ 15:28