Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beginning Irish Family History

Starts soon.... Book now!!!

Tuesdays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
12, 19, 26 February and 5 March 2013
Held in the Meeting room at the GSV

Topics to be covered over four sessions include:

Recording Sources
Land Divisions and Records
Maps and Gazetteers
History Timeline
Parish / Church Records
Civil Registration
Wills and Probate
Census Records
Tax Records: Griffith’s Valuation and Tithe Applotment Books

GSV members $64.00, non-members $128.00
Book with payment at GSV reception or the GSV online shop

Next week at the GSV



Tue 05 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using The National Archives (UK) online
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Wed 06 Feb @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM Starting Family History
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Wed 06 Feb @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM Family History Writers Group
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Wed 06 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
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Thu 07 Feb @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM findmypast TM Ireland & more! - Linley Hooper
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Thu 07 Feb @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using National Archives Australia & other state archives online
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Sat 09 Feb @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM Irish Ancestry Group
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Help us with a name!

The Genealogical Society of Victoria is about to introduce a new level of membership.  It will be for people aged 18-25 [with proof of age required for eligibility].  This membership classification will be totally digital with no printed copy of our Ancestor journal and no hard-copy communications.  Social networking will be a major focus for these members.
 
We need your help with a name for this new membership group.  One suggestion to-date is 'Next Generation Genies'.  What do you suggest?
 
As I was thinking about this blog, another blog hit my screen - how timely!  It was from findmypast.com [the North American arm of findmypast] and titled 'Youth in Genealogy'.
 
One thread in that blog that kept coming back to me was the ability for these new younger family history researchers to talk to their parents, grandparents, and sometimes great-grandparents.  How often have we heard ... "I wish I'd listened to my 'xyz-ancestor' while he/she was still alive"?
 
If we knew as much about family history research as we do today when we were younger, not only would we have listened more but we would have known what questions to ask.
 
This new generation of genealogists have that opportunity - and of course we should encourage them and not just envy them.
 
Please send me suggestions for this new young membership group - particularly if you are part of that group.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

ALL Victorian Schools by name AND number

Moolap State School c.1918-19
For those who missed the Christmas present from the Genealogical Society of Victoria, we're now wishing you 'Happy Australia Day' with another present - the full index of Victorian Schools as promised.
 
These files have been compiled from the index to Vision and Realisation: a centenary history of state education in Victoria, Volumes 2 & 3, Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, 1973.  Various anomalies have been checked in the text and corrected accordingly. Every effort has been made to produce an accurate list of the schools.

The lists include the school name, school number, region, volume number and page number in Vision and Realisation.

These PDF files are copyright and may not be published elsewhere however they may be printed to be used for reference and research:
TIP: It has been noticed that naming conventions in both Volume 2 and Volume 3 have not been consistent. If you cannot find an expected name, use the search or find option.

The three volumes of Vision and Realisation are in the library at the Genealogical Society of Victoria. You should also be able to find copies in other libraries, genealogical societies and historical societies.

Happy Australia Day from the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Next Week at the GSV



Mon 28 Jan  Closed - Public Holiday
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Thu 31 Jan @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using ScotlandsPeople TM
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Sat 02 Feb @ 10.00AM- 04.00PM GSV Seminar Brick Walls (booked out)
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Next week at the GSV



Tue 22 Jan @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using findmypast TM & other commercial databases online
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Wed 23 Jan @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle
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Thu 24 Jan @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using FamilySearch TM online
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Sat 26 Jan @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Friday, January 11, 2013

New podcasts for GSV Members

New podcasts from our Thursday Talks are available

  • The history of Maldon and its gold discoveries - Lis ALLAN
  • Fun finding Public Records at PROV - Susie ZADA
  • British BDMs - Vicki MONTGOMERY
  • Discover the Australian Joint Copying Project - Grahame THOM
  • DNA for family historians / Genetic genealogy - Dennis WRIGHT
  • Surgeon's journals from convict ships - Colleen ARULAPPU
  • Lost in Translation anecdotes of ancestral research in North Africa Turkey and Sicily - Diana HOOKHAM

 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, January 10, 2013

Next week at the GSV



Tue 15 Jan @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Ancestry online
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Wed 16 Jan @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using Public Record Office Victoria [PROV] online
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Thu 17 Jan @ 02.00PM- 03.00PM Using the Internet for genealogy
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Sat 19 Jan @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics
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Beginning Irish Family History


Tuesdays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
12, 19, 26 February and 5 March 2013
Held in the Meeting room at the GSV

Topics to be covered over four sessions include:

Recording Sources
Land Divisions and Records
Maps and Gazetteers
History Timeline
Parish / Church Records
Civil Registration
Wills and Probate
Census Records
Tax Records: Griffith’s Valuation and Tithe Applotment Books

GSV members $64.00, non-members $128.00
Book with payment at GSV reception or the GSV online shop