Blog FAQs

About This Blog

About 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.

Can I Submit Blog Posts?

We welcome the submission of short articles for possible publication as posts on this Blog. These can be sent to the Editors for consideration. Authors will be credited and consulted about any proposed editing. Publication is at the discretion of the editors to meet timing and other obligations. Material should be the original work of the person submitting and the submitter should have obtained all permissions and copyright approvals. The views expressed in any posts are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the GSV. Generally the GSV’s Style Guide for its journal, Ancestor, will apply (you can see this on our website http://gsv.org.au/ancestor-journal/guidelines-for-authors.html). However, references would rarely be required. Our Blog posts aim to be brief and engaging or informative in a more relaxed style. We invite you to add your comments on the Blog and, especially, to share it with others who may be interested. You can most easily do this via its link to Facebook or Twitter. You can go here: http://gsv.org.au/gsv-home/why-join.html to find out more about GSV member benefits and to join.

Can I Post Comments about a Blog Post?

Yes, you can post comments about a Blog Post.

You will find a Comments box at the bottom of the page when you display a Post.

You need to login in to the Blog as an authorised user with your Blog username/email address and password to be to able to submit comments.  Your comments will be published immediately but the administrators will review your comments and edit or delete any inappropriate material.

Blog Notifications

Blog Notifications

If you are a present GSV Member (with an email address), you have been given automatic registration to this Blog and will receive email notifications of new posts. If you wish, you can choose to opt out of receiving email notifications to all posts, or any of various categories of posts, by modifying ‘My Blog Notifications’ on the side-menu. To do this you need to have logged in to the Blog with your Blog username / email address and Blog password. You can remain a registered user, or subscriber of the blog and still able to view and post comments. You can of course opt out of the Blog completely, or unsubscribe, at any time.

 

When Do I…?

When do I need to login to this Blog?

You only need to login to this Blog with your Blog username/email address and password when you need to:

  1. Post a comment about an item on the Blog.
  2. Update your Blog notifications to start receiving notifications about new Blog posts or to stop receiving notifications about new Blog posts.
  3. Update your email address.
  4. Publish a new item on the site as an authorised user.

There is no need to login to the Blog with your Blog username/email address and password to view any of the Blog posts.

If you need help, please contact the Blog Administrator: Contact the Blog Administrator

When do I need to logout from this Blog?

  • If you have logged in to this Blog with your Blog username/email address and password, you do not have to logout from the Blog.
  • If you do wish to logout, you can do so by selecting the Logout menu item in the Quick Links menu on the right hand side of the page.
  • If you wish, you can simply close your browser window.
  • When you close your browser window, your session will be terminated and you will need to login again with your Blog username/email address and password if you need to access the Blog as an authorised user.
  • However, if you selected the Remember Me option when you logged in, the system will resume your session and you will not have to login again with with your Blog username/email address and password.

If you need help, please contact the Blog Administrator: Contact the Blog Administrator

How Do I…?

I’ve forgotten my password – how do I reset it?

If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it by selecting the Lost Password menu item in the Quick Links menu on the right hand side of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://blog.gsv.org.au/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

Please note: You do NOT need to enter your web site Username to reset your password – you can reset your password by simply entering your email address.

If you need help, please contact the Blog Administrator: Contact the Blog Administrator

How do I change my password?

You can change your password by selecting the Change Password menu item in the Quick Links menu on the right hand side of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://blog.gsv.org.au/change-password/

You need to login in to the Blog as an authorised user with your Blog username/email address and password to change your password.


If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it by selecting the Lost Password menu item in the Quick Links menu on the right hand side of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://blog.gsv.org.au/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

If you need help, please contact the Blog Administrator: Contact the Blog Administrator

How do I change my email address?

You can update your user profile, including your email address by selecting the User Profile menu item in the Quick Links menu on the right hand side of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://blog.gsv.org.au/user-profile/

You need to login in to the Blog as an authorised user with your Blog username/email address and password to change your email address.

If you need help, please contact the Blog Administrator: Contact the Blog Administrator

How do I change my Blog Notifications?

You can update your Blog notifications by selecting the My Blog Notifications menu item in the Quick Links menu on the right hand side of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://blog.gsv.org.au/wp-admin/admin.php?page=s2

You need to login in to the Blog as an authorised user with your Blog username/email address and password to change your notifications.

If you need help, please contact the Blog Administrator: Contact the Blog Administrator