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 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.

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The past year at the GSV

The past year at the GSV

A big welcome to Jenny Redman, who was endorsed as our incoming President at the Genealogical Society of Victoria AGM in October. Our thanks and congratulations are extended to David ...
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FAMILY HISTORY TUESDAYS

FAMILY HISTORY TUESDAYS

Not 'Sweet Thursday'; not 'Friday on my mind' not 'Saturday Night Fever' or 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'... Not even 'Stormy Monday Blues', and unfortunately not 'Pancake Tuesday' - which only comes once ...
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'Vires acquirit eundo' - we gather strength as we go

‘Vires acquirit eundo’ – we gather strength as we go

Vires acquirit eundo With another act of aggression lashing out against civility in our city yesterday, I thought of the city's motto - we gather strength as we go- and ...
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New data added to GSV Cemeteries Index

New data added to GSV Cemeteries Index

  The GSV is regularly adding to its Cemeteries Index with its ongoing project of transcribing records. So you need to check this to see if recent additions can help ...
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Was your ancestor a criminal? : A World-First Survey on Crime History and the Public

Was your ancestor a criminal? : A World-First Survey on Crime History and the Public

Recently the GSV Writers shared their writing about topics such as 'a skeleton in the family'. A number of interesting stories emerged, of forgers and even a murderer. How do ...
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Together again

Together again

By Karen Mather One of the pleasures of family history research is to uncover the tracks made by our ancestors at a time when travel must have needed exceptional courage ...
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The Keyboard of the President #5 - September 2018

The Keyboard of the President #5 – September 2018

In recent weeks the number of members coming into the Centre seems to have increased. Many come just to attend events but many are also taking advantage of our new ...
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What makes a family historian tick?

What makes a family historian tick?

Want to be part of a study to find out? In a  project entitled ‘Motives and profiles of family historians', social researchers Doreen Rosenthal (University of Melbourne) and Susan Moore (Swinburne ...
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Australians and New Zealanders in Serbia in WW1

Australians and New Zealanders in Serbia in WW1

Sadly wars produce a wealth of records of the  lives  lost and entangled in these conflicts. 2018 marks the end of the WWI Centenary. This war gave Australia and New ...
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'Resources in Ballarat' talk at GSV

‘Resources in Ballarat’ talk at GSV

For anyone with links to 19th C Victoria, Ballarat and other goldfields will be an important part of your story, if not directly, then in providing background to the growth ...
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GSV wins 2018 Nick Vine Hall Award for best family history journal

GSV wins 2018 Nick Vine Hall Award for best family history journal

August is  National Family History Month and we celebrate the finding and telling of our family histories. The GSV is particularly pleased to be awarded this year's Nick Vine Hall ...
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'Finding and Preserving Memories' seminar at Wodonga 1 September

‘Finding and Preserving Memories’ seminar at Wodonga 1 September

  Most of us research family members who lived in various parts of regional Victoria. Many descended from pioneers or from those who took up land after the gold rushes ...
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Maryborough's gold-rush newspapers to go online

Maryborough’s gold-rush newspapers to go online

It's pretty cold in Melbourne so it's good to be reminded of colder places in Victoria, but it's also great to hear of genealogical activities in those places. In this ...
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DNA Black Friday Sales

DNA Black Friday Sales

The DNA Black Friday Sales are now in full swing. Should you take advantage of any of the sales? Which DNA test should you take? Decisions about accepting AncestryDNA's offer should ...
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DNA for family historians

DNA for family historians

We have been over whelmed by the interest shown in attending our seminar "DNA for family historians" on Remembrance Day this coming 11th of November. We have delayed holding this ...
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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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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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