Welcome to the GSV Blog

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 ...
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Some new family history stories are taking shape at the GSV Writers

Some new family history stories are taking shape at the GSV Writers

Penny Scott - member GSV Writers Circle 14 June 2017 At the June 7 meeting of the Writers Circle we discussed the drafts of two new family history stories submitted ...
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GSV is scanning and indexing many of its family history records - progress report

GSV is scanning and indexing many of its family history records – progress report

During the recent process of moving, GSV identified a considerable part of its library holdings to be scanned and indexed in order to make this material more accessible for our ...
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'Margaret Flockton' book wins!

‘Margaret Flockton’ book wins!

On 25 May, Louise Wilson’s book, Margaret Flockton: A Fragrant Memory (Wakefield Press, 2016), won the 2016 AIGS Don Grant Award for the best submitted biography with an Australian history ...
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Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

Louise Wilson One of my favourite Dr Seuss books, Oh! The Places You'll Go!, captures that exciting moment when you embark upon your family history journey: Congratulations! Today is your ...
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Happy 14th birthday, GSV Writers Circle!

Happy 14th birthday, GSV Writers Circle!

3 May 2017 - Our current convenor, Penny Mercer reminded the GSV Writers Circle after its recent meeting that it has reached its 14th birthday! In 2003 Penny sent out ...
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Book review:  'A Woman of Importance' by Jean Uhl

Book review: ‘A Woman of Importance’ by Jean Uhl

Review by Mary Holmes, April 2017 A Woman of Importance: Emily Childers in Melbourne, 1850–1856 Author: Jean Uhl Publisher: Jean Uhl, Blackburn, Vic. 1992. ISBN 0 9596631 4 2. Hardback ...
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What's new...

What’s new…

13 April 2017 - This post commences a new category which we hope keeps you better informed about the resources in our Library that may help you with your family ...
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GSV Members' Day at Immigration Museum 18 & 19 Aug

GSV Members’ Day at Immigration Museum 18 & 19 Aug

Now that the GSV has moved closer to the Victoria's Immigration Museum we are looking forward to being closer! GSV Members are invited to two days of complimentary admission to ...
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Are you chasing DNA?

Are you chasing DNA?

Those who are chasing DNA and exploring genetic inheritances might be interested in the latest blog entry by renowned Irish genealogist, John Grenham. John's unique style, great curiosity and fascinating ...
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Review of 'Evernote for Genealogy' guidebook

Review of ‘Evernote for Genealogy’ guidebook

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 Tree Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2015 Review by ...
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