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.

To submit a Blog Post, please contact the Blog Editor: blog@gsv.org.au

For general questions about the Blog, please contact the Blog administrator: blogadmin@gsv.org.au


Read More

The Catholic Heritage Archive

The Catholic Heritage Archive

Today's post contributed by Ted Bainbridge draws our attention to the Catholic Heritage Archive available at Findmypast. Ted has been a researcher, teacher, speaker and writer on genealogy since 1969. He ...
Read More
The Keyboard of the President #4 - August 2018

The Keyboard of the President #4 – August 2018

GSV Council has been working hard to support members in their family history endeavours.  In this post, David Down, GSV President gives us an update. There are more benefits than ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
'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 ...
Read More
A treasure trove of military genealogy

A treasure trove of military genealogy

Military Genealogy at the Royal United Services Institute of Victoria On Thursday August 2 at 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm at the GSV, Major General (Ret’d) Michael  O’Brien will give an ...
Read More
Are you from up north?

Are you from up north?

The Northern English Counties Discussion Circle will meet on Tuesday 10 July at 12.30 pm. There will be two brief presentations outlining the resources available to assist those researching ancestors ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Rare Book Week at GSV

Rare Book Week at GSV

We are hosting two free talks at the GSV Research & Education Centre as part of Rare Book Week. This is a good opportunity to visit the GSV Centre and hear ...
Read More
From the Keyboard of the President #3 - June 2018

From the Keyboard of the President #3 – June 2018

As winter descends on Victoria the place to be seen is at the GSV Centre for Research and Education. The Society conducts many talks, classes and other events to assist ...
Read More
We need your help to get better computers for your research

We need your help to get better computers for your research

Announcing GSV's fundraising appeal for new faster computers and widescreen monitors to help your research. GSV is launching an appeal to raise $15,000 to purchase new faster computers for our ...
Read More
Family history and DNA focus group - invitation to participate.

Family history and DNA focus group – invitation to participate.

For GSV members only -  25 and 27 July. We need YOU to help us understand how genetics is understood. Have you had your DNA tested for family history? Are ...
Read More
Did you miss the talk on Victorian Land Titles?

Did you miss the talk on Victorian Land Titles?

When looking for Land Titles and researching land ownership, should you start at the beginning, the end, or somewhere in between? Land Titles span Old Law Titles - between 1837 ...
Read More
New material added to GSV's databases

New material added to GSV’s databases

Back in January, Meg Bate, our Assistant Librarian provided an update on this blog about the new genealogical material that had been added to the GSV's digitised databases. This work ...
Read More
Did you have a soldier ancestor in India?

Did you have a soldier ancestor in India?

By Mary Anne Gourley - Convener, GSV British India Discussion Circle and FIBIS representative in Australia. * Did you have a soldier ancestor in India? Which Army? What are the differences? ...
Read More
Historic Somerset records donated to GSV

Historic Somerset records donated to GSV

The GSV has received a very generous donation from a retired member, Rev Dr Warren Bartlett OAM.  Warren has donated around 50 volumes of historic records for Somerset (including some ...
Read More
'The Enigmatic Mr Deakin' - a review

‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ – a review

Alfred Deakin was Australia's second Prime Minister (1903-4) and a founding father of Federation in Australia (with Edmund Barton). He also served as PM for two subsequent terms, 1905-8 and ...
Read More
The 'GSV at the RHSV' Library Collection

The ‘GSV at the RHSV’ Library Collection

As the GSV is building stronger links with RHSV, now is a good time for you to track down the GSV Library Collection at RHSV.  When the GSV moved in ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Loading...