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 ...
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New records added to GSV Cemeteries Database

New records added to GSV Cemeteries Database

In this opening article for 2018, Meg Bate, GSV's Assistant Library Manager, gives an update on the recent additions to the unique GSV Cemeteries Database. *** GSV Cemeteries database This ...
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South West England has grown!

South West England has grown!

South West England has grown!  Our GSV Members asked: we've delivered. Stephen Hawke, GSV Convenor, SWERD, shows why you need to join this group if this is your area of family ...
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Hunting for a cemetery on FindaGrave.com

Hunting for a cemetery on FindaGrave.com

This is Part 2 of our post on Dec 16 about the revised FindaGrave.com website. Here Ted Bainbridge tells us about finding a cemetery. Don't forget that the Genealogical Society ...
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Get to know the new FindaGrave.com

Get to know the new FindaGrave.com

This week we have further advice from Ted Bainbridge about finding cemetery records using FindaGrave.com. In Part 1 of this article, Ted deals with searching for a person's grave - in Part ...
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Odd stories from an amateur family tree enthusiast

Odd stories from an amateur family tree enthusiast

The following tale comes from GSV member Maurice Duke who reminds us not to throw away information that seems to be irrelevant to your research. *** In 1983, not long ...
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Explore the Victorian Births Deaths Marriages Historical Indexes

Explore the Victorian Births Deaths Marriages Historical Indexes

by Meg Bate [This is an update of the article published in Ancestor 33:1 (March 2016) after the launch of the new web search service by Birth Deaths and Marriages ...
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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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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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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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