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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Changes to 'Find-A-Grave' website

Changes to ‘Find-A-Grave’ website

This week Ted Bainbridge provides a helpful outline of the changes coming to the Find-A-Grave website, one of the family of Ancestry resources. You can preview the proposed new site, ...
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What did they do? Our ancestors' occupations

What did they do? Our ancestors’ occupations

By Clive Luckman It is fun, and very satisfying to compile your family tree, showing names, dates and relationships. I think it is more fun to put some flesh on ...
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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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What to do with things

What to do with things

A new exhibition opens at Museum Victoria's Immigration Museum on 25 November - British Migrants: Instant Australians? Leading up to this, as part of the Seniors Festival this month, the GSV ...
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Ethnicity and DNA-testing

Ethnicity and DNA-testing

This week Patsy Daly from the GSV's DNA Discussion Group cautions us about the meaning of ethnicity as presently estimated by DNA-testing companies. GSV is holding a Seminar on DNA ...
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How to access the Digital Records replacing Microfilm at 'FamilySearch'

How to access the Digital Records replacing Microfilm at ‘FamilySearch’

We posted notice on this blog on 30 June about the coming change from microfilm to digital records at FamilySearch. This has now happened. In this post John Blackwood from the ...
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Over 170 family-history talks available from GSV

Over 170 family-history talks available from GSV

Have you listened to any of the GSV webcasts? Membership of the GSV brings with it several benefits, many of which can be accessed in the comfort of your own ...
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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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Are you chasing DNA?

Are you chasing DNA?

Those who are chasing DNA and exploring genetic inheritances might be interested in the latest blog entry by renowned Irish genealogist, John Grenham. John's unique style, great curiosity and fascinating ...
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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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