Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Podcasts now available to GSV Members


First podcasts for 2012 from our February Thursday talk are available

Passengers to Victoria by Jenny Carter
The National Library of Australia and its eResources by Linley Hooper
Look local: it's not all on the web by Susie Zada

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, February 23, 2012

Next week at the GSV


Next week at the GSV
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Tue 28 Feb @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Beginning Irish Family History (part 4 of 4 booked out)

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Tue 28 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using the GSV library catalogue and databases

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Thu 01 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM findmypast Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand - Linley Hooper

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Thu 01 Mar @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using FamilySearch & LDS Catalogue

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Sat 03 Mar @ 01.30PM- 03.30PM Descendants of Convicts Meeting

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday Talks Next Month at the GSV


Thursday Talks Next Month at the GSV

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Thu 01 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM findmypast Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand - Linley Hooper

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Thu 08 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Chain migration in the 19th century – exemplified in some Geelong families - Lorraine Phelan

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Thu 15 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Publishing a family history book - Vaughan Duggan

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Thu 22 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM A family history treasure trove at the Royal Historical Society Victoria - Lenore Frost

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Thu 29 Mar @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Oral History – truth, lies or the shades between - Viv Martin

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Thursday Talks are held 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm in the GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Members Free, Visitors $5.50

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Next week at the GSV


Next week at the GSV
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Tue 21 Feb @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Beginning Irish Family History (part 3 of 4 booked out)

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Tue 21 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Archives on the Internet - British Isles inc TNA Documents Online

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Wed 22 Feb @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle

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Thu 23 Feb @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Australian wills and will indexes online -Susie Zada

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Thu 23 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Introduction to the Internet for Genealogists

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ANCESTOR EDITORIAL TEAM

URGENT

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

ANCESTOR EDITORIAL TEAM

The person who offered to take over the role of Editor of Ancestor from 2012 was obliged to step down for health reasons early in January. The question of how to go forward with the editing of Ancestor has been the cause of some urgent discussion.

There are two broad areas of responsibility.

The journal content needs to be edited; articles are assessed and edited to fit space and content requirements. There is correspondence from members on a wide range of topics. Photographs and other art work have to be sourced and the copyright conditions established.

The journal needs to be laid out using a desk top publishing program and the production needs to be managed in conjunction with the requirements of the Printing Company. This takes considerable technical expertise and time.

There may be someone who would like to take on the whole job with some help as it currently is done – please speak to Tony Arthur in the first instance.

Another solution to the workload issues is to find three or four people to act as an editorial team – with one person nominated to be “the Editor” so that people know who to go to.

A further person or persons with the technical skills are needed to do the layout work and negotiate with the printer and mailing house.

Matters surrounding advertising will be handled by the new General Manager.

The GSV urgently needs to hear from members who would be prepared to volunteer time to undertake these activities. Ancestor is an important flagship of the GSV. Many members do not come in to use the Library or attend courses and lectures and Ancestor is their main contact with the Society and an important source of information.

If you believe that you would be interested in this sort of work and could contribute to the sort of activities outlined above, you are invited to contact the President, Tony Arthur, in the first instance, Email president@gsv.org.au

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

GSV@home


GSV@home
Learn all about it
New pod casts now on the GSV website
These pod casts are for Members and Non-Members
Take this opportunity to learn all about GSV@ Home

English Family History Course


English Family History

(Beginner & Intermediate Levels)
Tuesdays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
6, 13 & 20 March 2012
Held in the Meeting room at the GSV
Topics to be covered over three sessions include:

  • Family history research basics
  • Maps & Gazetteers
  • Civil Registration (births, marriages & deaths)
  • Church Records (baptisms, marriages & burial; other)
  • Census Records
  • Wills & Probate
  • Directories & Occupational Records (including military)
  • Newspapers
  • Historical basis of English Records (an overview)
  • Key Internet sites

GSV members $50.00, non-members $65.00
Morning Tea & Coffee provided. Booking with payment is essential
Make payment at GSV reception or the GSV online shop


Limited places left

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bookshop Bulletin


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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Next week at the GSV


Next week at the GSV
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Tue 14 Feb @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Beginning Irish Family History ( part 2 of 4 booked out)

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Tue 14 Feb @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle

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Tue 14 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Archive Digital Books Australia

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Wed 15 Feb @ 10.00AM- 12.30PM Legacy Users Group

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Thu 16 Feb @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Look local: it’s not all on the web - Susie Zada

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Thu 16 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Archives on the Internet - Australia

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Sat 18 Feb @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics

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Sat 18 Feb @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM International Settlers Group “Problem Solving Workshop” (non-British)

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