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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Give a dad in your family a GSV Membership for Father's Day 3 Sept

Give a dad in your family a GSV Membership for Father’s Day 3 Sept

How often do we hear someone say that they wished they had asked their father to tell them more about his early life! Prompt and help the dads in your ...
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Tales of research from beyond the web

Tales of research from beyond the web

Kath McKay Much as I love my computer and the internet, some of my most precious family history knowledge has come from being able to seek out original documents. In ...
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Immigration Museum welcomes GSV Members with free admission on 18 & 19 August

Immigration Museum welcomes GSV Members with free admission on 18 & 19 August

Now that the GSV has moved closer to the Victoria's Immigration Museum we are looking forward to being closer! GSV Members are invited to two days of complimentary admission to ...
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GSV now offers DNA-specific research consultations

GSV now offers DNA-specific research consultations

As a further service, the GSV is now taking bookings for DNA-specific consultations. The focus will be on Autosomal  DNA (Ancestry DNA & Family Tree DNA, Family Finder).  Bookings can ...
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GSV publishes database of 87,000 historical hospital patient records from 1855

GSV publishes database of 87,000 historical hospital patient records from 1855

Since 2000 a team of GSV volunteers has been compiling a searchable database of the names and details of patients who were in the Melbourne Hospital (now The Royal Melbourne ...
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Entries for 2017 GSV Writing Prize close soon!

Entries for 2017 GSV Writing Prize close soon!

Our writing competition is on again! It is open to all GSV Members. We are very pleased to announce that Ancestry™ has very generously offered the first prize : a ...
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Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.

Louise Wilson continues her musing on the journey of discovering family history. *** The true essence of family history research is the journey – your own journey of self-discovery. Let’s ...
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Last day coming to order 'Familysearch' microfilms

Last day coming to order ‘Familysearch’ microfilms

In case you missed it … On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.  (The last day to order microfilm will be on August 31, 2017.) The ...
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More family history material scanned at GSV

More family history material scanned at GSV

16 June 2017 SCANNING & INDEXING PROJECT REPORT The GSV scanning and indexing project is progressing thanks to all the hard work of our volunteers. Below is an updated summary ...
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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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