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South West England Research & Discussion Circle (SWERD)

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The South West England Research & Discussion Circle is for GSV members who are researching their family history in the south west counties. Covers Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Henwood Cornwall

We are working together to advance our research and gain further understanding of our ancestors’ lives in the south west.

Our monthly SWERD meetings include:
• Presentations by members and guest speakers on topics relating to research and the ‘life and times’ in the south west counties.
• Assisting members breakthrough their research brickwalls
• Review of new websites and other resources available to members in the GSV library and State Library Victoria.
• Reviews of articles in the South-West county family history journals.

SWERD members receive an email copy of the monthly meeting notes and copies of, or access to, the meetings’ presentation materials.  They also have access to a listing of SWERD members research interests, to foster sharing of research on same-surnames or same-parish.

Who may join?

The SWERD circle is open only to GSV Members, as part of their annual subscription. There is no additional fee.


The SWERD circle meets monthly from 1.00 pm to 2:30 pm on the second Friday of each month, (except January), via Zoom. Check the GSV Calendar of Events for details.

How to join

Simply register for the meeting online or send a email (refer below).  We’re a friendly bunch and if you’d like to join, just give your name and email address to the convenor on the day.

More information

Contact the Convenor  email: swerdcircle@gmail.com
GSV Admin phone (03) 9662 4455 or email: gsv@gsv.org.au


Date last updated: 25 August 2021 @ 11:32