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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16 November 2022
Join the International Settlers Group on Saturday 19th November at 1pm on Zoom. Maria Picyk is going to talk about her enforced overseas adventure and all the... Read More
31 October 2022
Our next meeting is by Zoom on Friday 4 November, 1:30 to 3:00pm.   Women in the English Civil War (the presentation delayed from September) will open this... Read More
28 October 2022
I never miss an opportunity to collect family stories. A couple of years ago I was with my parents near Melbourne Cup time. My grandfather owned a large... Read More
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6 October 2022
Jenny Redman will lead a discussion on 20 Oct at 1.30pm: DNA testing and your Family History: Why, How and When. She will look at how DNA testing can help you... Read More
4 October 2022
An invaluable resource: Off the Drawing Board Patrick Ferry, a GSV favourite, returns to tell us about a little-known collection held by the National Archives... Read More
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1 September 2022
You may have read in the latest edition of Ancestor that the University of Tasmania is offering a scholarship for a GSV member to study their Diploma of Family... Read More
25 August 2022
Breaking News from National Family History Month! We are delighted to announce that you can now view a recording of a presentation that Dr Jonathan Richards,... Read More
20 August 2022
Member Societies Showcase Gisborne Genealogical Group Inc Spring is coming, time to get out and about again? How about the Gisborne Genealogical Group’s... Read More
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