Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas from the GSV

The GSV is only closed on public holidays during this period so there are plenty of opportunities to visit us over this holiday period.

Friday 25 December - CLOSED

Saturday 26 December - CLOSED

Monday 28 December - CLOSED

Friday 1 January - CLOSED

The Library and Bookshop will be open normal hours on all other days.

Monday, December 21, 2015

GSV Library & Bookshop Christmas Holiday Hours


The GSV is only closed on public holidays during this period so there are plenty of opportunities to visit us over this holiday period.


Friday 25 December - CLOSED
Saturday 26 December - CLOSED
Monday 28 December - CLOSED
Friday 1 January - CLOSED


The Library and Bookshop will be open normal hours on all other days.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Can you help Ancestor?

A Volunteer is needed urgently to sell advertising space in the Ancestor journal. 
 
Can you help?
 
Ancestor is the quarterly flagship publication of the Genealogical Society of Victoria and needs paid advertisements to help offset costs.
 
For the four issues a year, a Volunteer would:
·         identify and contact potential advertisers
·         book advertisements and manage the content, and
·         liaise with the Editorial Team and the Creative designer.
You can work in your own time and would be supported by the Editorial Team.
 
This is a great opportunity for a Volunteer with proactive skills to make a valuable contribution to this award-winning journal.
 
If you would like to Volunteer or discuss this role, please contact Martin Playne (03) 9598 9818 or Eleanor Pugsley (03) 9662 4455, email: gsv@gsv.org.au
 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria 
 
Tue 08 Dec 15 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM MEETING Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle
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Tue 08 Dec 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Australian BDM indexes via Digger ™
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Wed 09 Dec 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM MEETING DNA Discussion Circle
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Thu 10 Dec 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS GSV library catalogue & databases – tips
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 01 Dec 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS The National Archives (UK) online
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Wed 02 Dec 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM MEETING Starting Family History
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Wed 02 Dec 15 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM MEETING GSV Writers Circle
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Thu 03 Dec 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS FamilySearch™ online

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GSV TALK

Thursday 26 Nov 15 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM

The war to end wars - Researching your Australian ancestors in WW1 - Lt. Col. Neil Smith

Talks are held in the GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne

Bookings please (members free, AIGS / RHSV member $7.50 & non members $10.00, bookings required)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gift GSV Membership for Christmas

 
 
Give someone a GSV Membership for Christmas
 
With your Genealogical Society of Victoria Gift Membership a family member or friend can discover a world of family history, with:-
·   Access to a comprehensive library with many records that can’t be found elsewhere
·   Online access to GSV’s enhanced library catalogue and database of over 4.5 million records
·   Free quick lookup requests (eResearch)
·   Free 2 hours of research per year  (for members resident beyond 100 kms)
·   Free participation in Special Interest Groups and Discussion Circles
·   Free GSV talks and computer classes
·   Big discounts on GSV seminars, lectures, tutorials
·   Save $72 on a findmypast annual World subscription
·   Library access to ancestry web site and other commercial databases, and
·   The award-winning Ancestor journal - four times a year.
 
You can quickly order a Gift Membership
·  Choose the type of New Membership,
·   put your details in the ‘Billing Details’,
·   provide the name and address of the Gift Recipient in ‘Shipping Details’ – and
·   advise whether you want the Membership pack sent to you at ‘Biller’s address’, for you to send, OR sent directly on your behalf to the Gift Recipient (at the ‘Shipping address’).
We will include a GSV Gift Card with your name, and other message that you advise.
 
You can also arrange a Gift Membership by visiting or ringing the GSV Office on 03 9662 4455.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 24 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM COURSE Beginning Writing Family History (Part 3 of 3)
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Tue 24 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS findmypast™ & other commercial databases online
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Wed 25 Nov 15 @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM MEETING Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle
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Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM TALK The war to end wars - Researching your Australian ancestors in WW1 - Lt. Col. Neil Smith
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Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS All online Australian archives, National and State
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Fri 27 Nov 15 @ 10.00AM- 04.00PM ONE ON ONE WORKSHOP GSV Research (booked out)
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Sat 28 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 01.30PM LIBRARY RESEARCH DAY London (booked out)
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Sat 28 Nov 15 @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM MEETING Scottish Ancestry Group
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Friday, November 13, 2015

From the Bookshop

FindMyPast £5.00 Vouchers

Looking at the new 1939 Register for UK and Wales?

Each household is 60 credits to unlock full details.

Buy 3 x FindMyPast £5.00 Vouchers @ $10.50 each from the GSV online shop, including free postage and you can view 2 households.

Very limited supply. Get in quick.

New webcasts for GSV Members

Webcasts from our GSV Talks are available for members to download:



Fincher, Alan. Researching your London ancestors.
 

Hooper, Linley M. Methodology, research techniques and citations.


Many of our podcasts also have a .pdf of the handout that was available on the day too.
 
So GSV members log into our web site and have a listen! 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wonderful News from Registery of BDM Victoria


Search our historical indexes of births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths dating back to 1836 for FREE. Also Events at sea only.

Historical certificates are available as instantly downloadable PDF images or mailed hard copy certificates, charges incurred.

Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages Victoria

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 17 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM COURSE Beginning Writing Family History (Part 2 of 3)
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Tue 17 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Ancestry™ online
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Wed 18 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
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Thu 19 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Internet for genealogy: an introduction
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Sat 21 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM MEETING Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics
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Sat 21 Nov 15 @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM MEETING International Settlers Group
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