Monday, May 28, 2012

Our Susie Zada on 774 ABC Conversation Hour

For anyone who wants to hear it again or missed the Jon Faine Conversation Hour on the 18 May 2012 the podcast of the program can be downloaded from the ABC site.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Grenham's 4th Edition NOW AVAILABLE

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Genealogical research in Ireland has always depended on records that are more fragmented, localised and difficult to access than anywhere else.

The internet is changing that.  More and more records are coming online and this book is an indispensable guide to what these records are, where they are, and what they mean.

This fourth edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors embraces online research as an essential part of any Irish family history project.  John Grenham includes detailed guides to Irish online records throughout the book, discussing the idiosyncrasies of the digital versions of sources and outlining research strategies.  The sheer scale of digitisation can make it both easier and more confusing to do research, and makes a guide such as this all the more essential.

John Grenham’s well-established and detailed guide has thorough descriptions of all the relevant sources and county-by-county reference lists-all expanded, updated and indexed to make the book easier to use than ever before.

 Price $50.00 GSV Members Price $45.00

Order your copy NOW!!

Next week at the GSV


Next  week at the GSV
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Tue 29 May @ 10.00AM- 12.00PM Australian Family History (Part 4 of 4)
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Tue 29 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using ScotlandsPeople
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Thu 31 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Cemeteries in Victoria - David Weatherill
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Next week at the GSV


Next  week at the GSV
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Tue 22 May @ 10.00AM- 12.00PM Australian Family History ( part 3 of 4)
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Tue 22 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using the GSV library catalogue and databases
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Wed 23 May @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle
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Thu 24 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM The Scottish Census : a new angle - Susan McLean
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Thu 24 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Introduction to the Internet for Genealogists
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Sat 26 May @ 10.00AM- 04.00PM GSV Seminar ..Brick Walls (booked out)
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

GSV eMag

The May GSV  eMag has just been sent
If you would like to subscribe please send an email subject heading eMag to info@gsv.org.au

Monday, May 14, 2012

Recent additions to GIN for GSV members


        Register of the George Street School at Fitzroy no. 450 from 1914
There are almost 4,000 additions from these registers – all linked to the digital image of the relevant pages in the school register.
This last large batch of entries includes children entered in the register from 1933 and include all those born in 1937 or earlier [over 75 years]
 
         City of <Richmond> <rate> ledger 1857-1981
More than 7,600 entries have been added for 1867 and 1868
At this time the river flats of Richmond were densely populated and working-class areas.  Many occupants had returned empty-handed from ‘the diggings’.  It’s definitely worth checking for your ‘missing’ ancestor.

New podcasts for GSV Members

New podcasts from our Thursday Talks are available



Katie Flack:          Gems in the State Library’s La Trobe Collection

Helen McLaughlin:           Genealogical gems at the University of Melbourne Archives

And a special podcast from Heritage Week

Susie Zada:                         A Tale of two houses

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, May 10, 2012

Next week at the GSV


Next  week at the GSV
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Tue 15 May @ 10.00AM- 12.00PM Australian Family History (part 2 of 4)
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Tue 15 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Archives on the Internet - British Isles inc TNA Documents Online
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Wed 16 May @ 10.00AM- 12.30PM Legacy Users Group
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Thu 17 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Projects at VicHeritage (Registry of BDM's) - Margaret May
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Thu 17 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Archives on the Internet - Australia
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Sat 19 May @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics
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Sat 19 May @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM International Settlers Group “Researching Family History in South Africa” Speaker  – Bubbles Segall
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Audrey Collins Tour - Melbourne

Audrey Collins Tour - Melbourne

A full day seminar at the State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, on the corner of La Trobe Street
Audrey Collins
Collins
Audrey Collins is a Glaswegian whose background is Scots and Irish with no English ancestry whatsoever, but she has lived in England for 50 years, and been researching English genealogy for the last 25. She is particularly interested in the history of the General Register Office of England and Wales, in newspapers and periodicals, and the history of the retail trade. She has a degree in history and politics from the University of Warwick, and was a freelance researcher, speaker, teacher and writer on family history before joining The National Archives in 2002. She started at the now defunct Family Records Centre, then worked as an editor on research guidance and online tutorials. She has held the post of Records Specialist - Family History since February 2010. Podcasts of several of her talks can be found on The National Archives media player http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk
She has spoken at many genealogy events and conferences in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada, as well as on a genealogy cruise in the Caribbean. Her writing credits include contributions to several family history magazines, and she is the co-author with Dave Annal of  the forthcoming Birth, Marriage and Death Records: a guide for family historians. She makes occasional radio and TV appearances, including a feature for the interactive element of the UK version of Who Do You Think You Are? She also has a keen interest in online resources and social media, with her blog The Family Recorder and as a regular contributor to The National Archives new blog http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk You can also follow her on Twitter @audreycollins23

Seminar cost and bookings
  • Seminar cost
    - $50 pre-booked (by one week before each seminar date)
    - $60 on the day.
  • Pre-book to be sure of seat - and save
To book

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Next week at the GSV


Next  week at the GSV
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Tue 08 May @ 10.00AM- 12.00PM Australian Family History ( 1 of 4... places available)
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Tue 08 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle
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Tue 08 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Archive Digital Books Australia
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Wed 09 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Cornwall Discussion Circle
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Thu 10 May @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Community attitudes to Exile and Orphan immigration 1840s and 1850s - Susie Zada
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Thu 10 May @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Digger software for BDMs etc
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Sat 12 May @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM Irish Ancestry Group
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