Welcome to the GSV

Welcome to the GSV

Discover a world of family history at the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) and be part of a community of members, staff and volunteers dedicated to promoting and assisting family history research.

Find out about joining our society to obtain access to our collections, webinars and research services. Benefit from a wide range of supportive special interest groups, workshops, classes and knowledgeable individuals. Check out our opening times.

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British India

A short and idicyncratic look at what we can read and view on film to increase our knowledge of India.  This will be followed by a group discussion.

Presented by Clare Claydon, 21st February 7.30pm to 8.30pm  via Zoom.  

Family Tree Maker DNA

Presented by David Stephen the current President of VicGUM.  
How to track and filter your DNA matches in Family Tree Maker.
9th February 10.30 to 11.30 am via Zoom.

Internet for genealogists

Presented by Meg Bate
A basic guide to genealogical research using the World Wide Web.
9th February 1.30 to 2.30 pm via Zoom

Visitor E-Pass

The GSV Visitor E-Pass gives you access to a huge range of genealogy resources for a short period (6 hours) from your own home at an affordable price. You can buy a Visitor E-Pass for just $20.00.

Please note that if you are a GSV Member, you do not need to buy a Visitor E-Pass because you already have access to these resources (and more).

New webcasts now available uploaded 1 Sept 2021

GSV Members can watch and listen to over 200 presentations of talks on a wide variety of topics specifically for family historians. All webcasts located via GSV catalogue.