Thursday, March 28, 2013

Next week at the GSV



Events next  week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Mon 01 Apr @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Tue 02 Apr @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using The National Archives (UK) online
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Wed 03 Apr @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM Starting Family History
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Wed 03 Apr @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Family History Writers Group
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Wed 03 Apr @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
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Thu 04 Apr @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Not just a housewife - Women's work 1700s to 1800s UK - Ada Ackerly
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Thu 04 Apr @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using National Archives Australia & other state archives online
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Sat 06 Apr @ 01.30PM - 03.30PM Huguenot Society of Australia
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Friday, March 22, 2013

GSV Library & Bookshop Easter Holiday Hours

Genealogical Society of Victoria Library & Bookshop Easter Holiday Hours



Friday 29 March Closed
Saturday 30 March Closed
Sunday 31th March Closed
Monday 1 April Closed
Tuesday 2 April - Reopens 10 AM

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria
 
Tue 26 Mar @ 10.00AM- 01.00PM English Family History ( Part 3 of 3)
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Tue 26 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using findmypast TM & other commercial databases online
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Wed 27 Mar @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle
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Fri 29 Mar @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Sat 30 Mar @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Copulation Register

Sometimes you come across something that just stops you in your tracks - this was one of those occasions.  Trawling slowly through an LDS film of German Church Registers trying to "recognise" the family name in lengthy hand-written entries, I was automatically winding forward to the next page when I stopped and said to myself ... "what did I just read on the top of that last page?"

My eyes hadn't deceived me - it said "Copulation Register".  I'll confess that I had never come across that term in this context so I tried to find references or meanings.  I'd almost given up before I looked in Following the Paper Trail: a multilingual translation guide [a terrific book in the GSV library] and there was the ONLY reference I've found so far to a Copulation Register.

Copulation - "marriage, wedding" (from the Latin word copulatio, a coupling or coming together; only later did copulation come to have a rather more specific meaning).
 
And those words are a direct quote from the book.

It definitely stopped me in my tracks and it proves the age-old saying ... "you learn something new every day"!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Next week at the GSV



Activities next  week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 19 Mar @ 10.00AM- 01.00PM English Family History (Part 2 of 3)
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Tue 19 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Ancestry online
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Wed 20 Mar @ 10.00AM- 12.30PM Legacy Users Group
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Wed 20 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Public Record Office Victoria [PROV] online
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Thu 21 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Diversions from the truth in family history - Martin Playne
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Thu 21 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using the Internet for genealogy
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Parking at the GSV

The Genealogical Society of Victoria is located in the heart of the city of Melbourne which makes it a very easy location to reach via public transport.  Some members and visitors however do need to drive to the city.  The other week one of our members was charged a large amount to park her car within reasonable distance of the Society's premises.

One nearby carpark has a very reasonable rate for weekends and it seems that their Early Bird weekday rate is also very good.  As at March 2013 if you arrive between 7.00 am and 10.00 am, and depart after 2.00 pm, the Early Bird rate is $14.00 - considerably cheaper than our member had paid.

This is the Flindersgate car park at 172-192 Flinders Street.  The Flinders Lane entrance is about the same distance east of Swanston Street as the rear entrance to the GSV is west of Swanston Street.

Do you know of a better option close to the GSV?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Mon 11 Mar @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Tue 12 Mar @ 10.00AM- 01.00PM English Family History (Part 1 of 3) Places still available
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Tue 12 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle
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Tue 12 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using the GSV library catalogue and databases
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Wed 13 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Cornwall Discussion Circle
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Thu 14 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM  Agricultural labourers: revealing their stories - Allen Evans
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Thu 14 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Digger TM for Australian BDMs, etc.
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Sat 16 Mar @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics
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Sat 16 Mar @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM Scottish Ancestry Group- ”The Plantations Revisited" (The Changing Concept of Colonial Expansion in Ireland)
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Monday, March 4, 2013

This week at the GSV



Events happening this week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria
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Tue 05 Mar @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Beginning Irish Family History (Part 4 of 4)
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Tue 05 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using The National Archives (UK) online
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Wed 06 Mar @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM Starting Family History
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Wed 06 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Family History Writers Group
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Wed 06 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
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Thu 07 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Death in Scotland - Irene Fullarton
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Thu 07 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using National Archives Australia & other state archives online
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